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Geneva, Sep 22, 2021

LOT 59

Girardier l’Aîné
Pocket watch, decorative dial; silver

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,600 - 17,100


Sold: CHF 475

Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Directoire” pocket watch.

Polished case-back.

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Pear” hands. Polychrome enamel painting décor around the dial showing a beautiful young woman languishing on the left, near a seaside on the right.

Movement 18’’’, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-7



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Girardier l'aine, Geneva

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 27 198 (by H F”, Geneva or Neuchâtel mountains)

Material silver

Diameter 54.6 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Weight 96.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial


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.

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