Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 96

Eight-day going carriage-clock, hour and half-hour striking, hour-repeater, alarm, date, day, moon phases, music; silver and gilded brass

HKD 85,000 - 128,000

EUR 9,600 - 14,300 / CHF 10,100 - 15,100 / USD 11,000 - 16,400

Sold: HKD 100,000

Silver (or silvered metal) and gilded brass, key-winding, vertical rectangular-shape, eight-day going, musical carriage-clock, with six horological complications:
· Hour and half hour striking on one steel gong
· Hour-repeater on the same gong (activated by depressing the button on top of the cabinet)
· Alarm on the same gong via a small hammer (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock on the reverse of the movement)
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 5 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 7 o’clock)
· Age and phases of the moon (subsidiary dial, graduated from 0 to 29 ½, and aperture at 6 o’clock)
· Musical movement (containing in the base of the cabinet; activated on request by a lever in the base or automatically after the alarm; not considered as a horological complication)

“Anglaise Riche” case with Corinthian columns; glazed on four sides; the top with glazed aperture to view the escapement.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands. The lower part of the dial-plate painted with clouds and a starry sky.

Movement, 90 x 70 mm., two going barrels, plat-form escapement with lateral equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-6-8


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand I. L. Brown, Paris

Year Circa 1880-1900

Caliber Lateral equilibrated lever escapement

Dimensions 175 x 105 x 93 mm. (excluding the handle)

Signature Dial

Accessories Brass winding-key