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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 319

HENRI ROBERT QUARTER REPEATER AND SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with guilloché engine-turned back and one horological complication: Quarter repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant)

Brand Henri Robert

Year circa 1830

Caliber 22'' gilt brass with lateral lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 55 mm.

Signed Dial

HKD 6,000 - 12,000

CHF 700 - 1,500 / USD 750 - 1,550

Sold: HKD 15,000


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-12

Good

Worn

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-9-71-01

Good

Scratched

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original


Notes

Robert, Henri Inspired by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), Henri Robert (1795-1874) became a very eminent maker and author on horological subjects. In 1847, he was appointed Horloger de la Marine (Watchmaker to the Navy). Bibliography Tellier, Arnaud, "Chronomètre de marin.. 94 d'Henri Robert", in Chronométrophilia, Bulletin de l'Association suisse pour l'histoire de la mesure du temps, La Chaux-de-Fonds, No. 31, Autumn-Winter 1991, pp. 61-88. To be sold without reserve