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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 153

CHATELAIN QUARTER REPEATER ENAMEL DIAMONDS AND GOLD (François-Charles) Chatelain à Paris, No. 341. Made circa 1780. Very fine and rare, quarter-repeating, gold, enamel and rose-cut diamond-set pocket watch.

Two-body, "Louis XVI", the bezel set with rose-cut diamonds within a chased gold leaf and berry border highlighted with translucent green and red enamel, the pendant set with a large diamond, the bow further set with diamonds, the back decorated with translucent royal blue enamel with an applied diamond-set lattice, outer border decorated to match the bezel. White enamel with radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five-minute numerals. Rose-cut diamond- set fleur-de-lys hands. 34.5 mm., matte gilt full plate, fusee and chain, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring, pierced and chased continental cock with polished steel endplate, silvered regulation dial, repeating on a bell in the back of the case activated by depressing the pendant.

USD 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 47,000 - 62,000 / CHF 6,000 - 8,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-24-78

Good

Slightly chipped

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Missing pearl(s)/stone(s)

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 47 mm.