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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 81

Decorative pocket watch; vari-colour gold and enamel

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 1,050 - 2,100 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,300 - 16,600

Vari-colour gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Louis XVI” pocket watch.

Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) and chiselled in vari-colour gold with a garland, and, in the centre, an oval-shaped polychrome painting on enamel showing an Allegory of Love (a scene in the manner of Watteau, Boucher or Fragonard, painters of the “fêtes galantes”).

White enamel dial, with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold “Louis XVI” hands.

15’’’, full plate, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock, polished steel end-piece, silver regulator disc.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Dufalga, Geneva

Year circa 1780

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material vari-colour gold and enamel

Diameter 42.3 mm.

Caliber 15’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Weight 62.1 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial