Only Online Auction

Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 99

J. M. Hoser
Form-watch in the shape of a luth; 18K yellow gold, enamel and pearls

HKD 12,800 - 25,500

EUR 1,450 - 2,900 / CHF 1,500 - 3,000 / USD 1,650 - 3,300


Sold: HKD 21,250

18K yellow gold, enamel and pearl-set, hunting-case, key-winding, form-watch in the shape of a luth.

Cover and case-back blue and red enamelled with foliage and a music score.

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel hands.

Movement 9’’’, full plate, gilded brass, fusee and chain, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance (probably gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock, polished steel end-piece, silver regulator disc.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-9-13



Slightly damaged

Movement: 3**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-04



Brand J. M. Hoser, Vienne / Wien (Austro-Hungarian Empire)

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 2 502

Case No. unnumbered

Material 18K yellow gold, enamel and pearls

Caliber 9’’’, lateral lever escapement

Height 65.7 mm.

Width 27.8 mm.

Weight 26.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial and movement


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.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.