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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 100

JEAN-ANTOINE LÉPINE

Pocket watch, dumb quarter-repeater, virgule escapement, wolf's tooth trains; case with concealed hinges and special opening mechanism; yellow gold. Yellow gold (probably 20K), open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with wolf's tooth trains (including pinions), and one horological complication: Quarter-repeater à toc by one large hammer (activated by depressing the pendant) Two-piece case “à charnières perdues” with fixed bezel, concealed hinges and special opening mechanism. White enamel dial with suspended Arabic numeral; yellow gold “Fleurde- Lys” hands.

Brand Jean-Antoine Lepine, Paris

Year Circa 1787

Movement No. 5627

Case No. 745 (by Guillaume Mermillod, Paris)

Caliber 20''', gilded brass, free-standing going barrel, virgule escapement (brass wheel), monometallic balance with three special shaped arms (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions 50.8 mm.

Signature Dial and Cuvette (dome)

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: CHF 3,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-24-71-01

Good

Slightly chipped

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original


Notes

To be sold without reserve