Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 133

Large pocket watch, quarter-repeater, chronograph; 18K yellow gold

HKD 12,000 - 19,500

USD 1,500 - 2,500 / CHF 1,400 - 2,330


Sold: HKD 23,750

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the single olive-shaped pushpiece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 4 o’clock)

Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned), with, on the cover, in the centre, an escutcheon.

Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel indexregulator; repeater work with silent centrifugal governor; chronograph work on the top plate.

Click to full view

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Charles Barbezat-Baillot , Le Locle

Model under the trademark “Uti”

Year Circa 1896-1900

Case No. 98 998 (by “F C U”)

Diameter 58 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 123 gr. (approx.)

Accessories copies of invention patents


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.”, “Uti”, etc.
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. 7 782, delivered on February 2, 1894, to Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle, for a “Dispositif de poussette pour montres” (Push-piece device for watches).

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).