Only Online Auction

Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 166

James Calame-Robert
Pocket watch, minute-repeater; “Chronomètre”; 18K yellow gold

CHF 2,500 - 5,000

EUR 2,400 - 4,800 / USD 2,800 - 5,500 / HKD 21,100 - 42,200

Sold: CHF 4,250

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· Minute-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
Cover and case-back guilloché engine-turned, with, in the centre, a circle.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; gilded brass hands.
Movement 19’’’ ½, rhodium-plated, going barrel, gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand James Calame-Robert, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Model “Chronomètre”

Year circa 1900

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 2 921

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 55.3 mm.

Caliber 19’’’ ½, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement

Weight 133.8 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)


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.