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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 101

Self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour counters, date, moon phases, calibre Valjoux Arola; limited edition of 10 pieces; 18K yellow gold

CHF 2,500 - 5,000

EUR 2,400 - 4,800 / USD 2,800 - 5,500 / HKD 21,100 - 42,200

18K yellow gold, self-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9, silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial, and five horological complications:
· 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two olive-shaped push-pieces)
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
· 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous date of the month (exterior graduation with central hand)
· Age and phases of the moon (subsidiary dial, graduated from 0 to 29 ½, and aperture at 3 o’clock)

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Exception, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Model limited edition of 10 pieces

Reference 46.103/1

Year circa 1980-1990

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered (by JSG S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Diameter 34.2 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 13’’’ ¼, Arola CcL3 (Alfred Rochat & Fils, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux, based on Valjoux 7750 ebauche by Raymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Height 44.2 mm.

Width 35.9 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Exception, La Chaux-de-Fonds
The Exception house was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the 1980’s and has produced a number of series of wristwatches with horological complications, each in series of ten pieces (based on Jaeger-LeCoultre, Valjoux, Arola, etc. ebauches).
It is also responsible for exceptional pocket watches, unique or produced in series of three pieces, “Grande Complication” or “triple complication”, based on movements from Audemars Piguet, LeCoultre, Dubois-Dépraz or other manufactures in the Vallée de Joux).


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.