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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 152

HARRACHE LONDON QUARTER-REPEATING SMALL WATCH ENAMEL AND GOLD Made circa 1780. Very fine and rare, Louis XVI, small, gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set, quarter repeating watch with à toc feature

Double body, Louis XVI, with diamond set thumbpiece, the rose-diamond set bezel chased with a repeated intertwined foliage pattern against a matted ground, the back centred with a fine enamel panel, outer applied rose-diamond set fl owers and leaves on a matted ground, the pierced border to match the bezel. White enamel with radial Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Rose diamond set elaborate hands. 32 mm., hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three arm-balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-piece, silvered regulation dial, repeating on a bell in the back of the case activated by depressing the pendant.

CHF 1,500 - 2,500

HKD 12,000 - 20,000 / USD 1,500 - 2,500

Sold: CHF 8,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 19 mm.