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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 140

DU BOIS & FILS - QUARTER REPEATING GOLD & HAIRWORK WATCH Du Bois & Fils, (Geneva), case No. 5600. Made circa 1830. Fine and rare, quarter-repeating, 18K gold pocket watch with hairwork decoration.

Three-body, bassine et filets, polished, fluted band, the front cover decorated with an applied gold flower and foliate wreath, central applied shield engraved with initials EEJ, the back cover set with a glazed hairwork panel depicting an urn beneath a willow tree and the date 16 April, 1831, applied flower and foliate border to complement the front cover. Gilt-metal dust cap. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, winding aperture at 2. Pierced gold hour hand. 42 mm., matte gilt, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, pierced and engraved continental cock with faceted red endstone, silvered regulation dial, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant.

CHF 3,200 - 5,200

HKD 26,000 - 43,000 / USD 3,700 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 4,125

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-06


HANDS Partially replaced


Dial, dust cover and movement signed. DIAM. 56 mm.