Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 12, 2017

LOT 217

EDOUARD JUVET, THE COUNTRY SERENADE, ENAMEL WITH DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT Very fine, 18K gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with duplex escapement and centre seconds.

Brand Edouard Juvet

Year Circa 1850

Numbers Case N. 42'350

Caliber Gilt Chinese caliber

Dimensions 58 mm.

Signature Movement.

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

HKD 480,000 - 640,000 / USD 60,000 - 80,000

Sold: CHF 68,750

Grading System


Case: 3-24


Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


This subject is still painted on the same side on several watches (at least height) by Edouard Juvet, while on others of his contemporary pieces, decorated with other subjects, the scenes are in mirror images. The painted on the enamel scene decorating this watch owes its inspiration to the English romantic tradition of painting by such artists as William Hamilton (1751-1801), RA. Hamilton painted circa 1790 a series of pictures of the four parts of the day ("The Morning", "Noon", "The Evening" and "Night"), inspired by The Seasons of James Thompson (1700-1748), and engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815). Bibliography Tellier, Arnaud, & Didier, Mélanie, Le Miroir de la séduction, Prestigieuses paires de montres "chinoises" - The Mirror of Seduction, Prestigious pairs of "Chinese" Watches, Genève, Patek Philippe Museum, 2010 (the pair of the Musée L.U.CEUM - Traces du Temps, Chopard Manufactures S.A., Fleurier, NE). Similar Watches No. 41 975; Antiquorum, Hong-Kong, auction, July 9, 2005, lot 369, for the amount of HKD 322 000.- (including buyer's premium). No. 42 308; Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 14, 1990, lot 389, for the amount of CHF 43 700.- (including buyer's premium) No. 42 321 and No 42 322, Antiquorum, Hong-Kong, auction, April 22, 2006, lot 426, for the amount of HKD 637 200.- (including buyer's premium); Musée L.U.CEUM - Traces du Temps, Chopard Manufactures S.A., Fleurier (NE). No. 42 355; Antiquorum, Hong-Kong, auction, May 29, 1989, The van Cauwenbergh Collection, lot 567, unsold. No. 86 543; Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 11-12, 1992, lot 430, for the amount of CHF 32 200.- (including buyer's premium). No 41972; Sotheby's, London, November 13, 1967, lot 45, for the amount of GBA£ 470.- (hammer price) or USD 1 136.-, to Dean Warburg Ltd