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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 61

Charles Barbezat-Baillot
Pocket watch, quarter-repeater, chronograph; 18K yellow gold

CHF 1,800 - 3,600

EUR 1,850 - 3,700 / USD 1,950 - 3,900 / HKD 15,000 - 29,900

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive push-piece located on the case-band at 2 o’clock)

Cover and case-back polished.

Movement 19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial; chronograph work on the top plate.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Charles Barbezat-Baillot , Le Locle

Year circa 1910-1920

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 122 770

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions 52.1 mm.

Weight 99.5 gr.

Signature dial and cuvette (dome)


Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 334, delivered on January 8, 1889, to Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle, for a “Perfectionnements apportés à la construction des mécanismes de répétition pour montres de poche de toutes dimensions” (Improvements to the construction of the mechanisms of repetition for pocket watches of all sizes); this patent includes in particular the centrifugal force regulator to regulate the speed of the repetition mechanism.

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 13 244, delivered on November 18, 1896, to Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle, for a “Poussette pour montres” (Push-piece for watches).


Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle

The company “C. Barbezat-Baillot” was founded by Charles Barbezat-Baillot (1847-1938). He was the elder brother of Henri Barbezat-Bôle (1851-1921), the founder of “H. Barbezat-Bôle S.A., Le Locle”.

Charles Barbezat-Baillot is the holder of many invention patents related to watchmaking and registers numerous trademarks: “Trusty”, “Le Phare”, “Dixi”, “Fix Watch Co.”, etc.