Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 199

HALEY, ENAMEL PEARL SET WATCH WITH CHATELAINE. Haley, London, No. 2080, circa 1790. Very fine and rare gold and painted on enamel, pearl-set watch of noble provenance, with original matching châtelaine.

CHF 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 96,000 - 144,000 / USD 12,000 - 18,000


Sold: CHF 12,500

Two-body, "Lépine" type, white champlevé enamel frame over guilloche green enamel, whole on translucent Imperial blue enamel with diamond-set monogram over engine-turning, pearl- set frame on translucent Imperial blue enamel background. Châtelaine: three links, top link with painted on enamel medallion depicting a pensive lady and her dog in a rural setting within a pearl-set frame with royal blue guilloche enamel surround, two lower panels with two children playing with doves and an urn with 2 doves, two chains, one with matching enamel and diamond monogram seal, the other with matching painted on enamel key. White enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer minute dot divisions. Gold "arrowhead" hands. 30 mm.frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain,verge escapement, steel balance with flat balance spring,pierced balance cock.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-24

Very good

Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Signed on the movement. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 25 mm. To be sold without reserve