Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 234


CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 320,000 - 480,000 / USD 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 92,500

Very fine, 18K gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with duplex escapement and centre seconds.

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Edouard Juvet

Year Circa 1850

Movement No. 42351

Calibre  Gilt Chinese caliber

Case No. 42351

Diameter 58 mm

Signature Movement


This subject is still painted on the same side of several watches (at least eight) 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.