Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 465

JUST & SON POCKET WATCH WITH SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT AND CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with an applied rosacea of pearls on a Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) background; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Brand Just & Son

Year Circa 1840-1850

Movement No. 3 937

Calibre  20’’’, English lateral lever escapement

Case No. 3 937

Diameter 55 mm

Signature Movement

HKD 70,000 - 100,000

CHF 8,750 - 12,500 / USD 8,950 - 12,750

Sold: HKD 87,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

It’s extremely rare to find a watch from this period, made for the Chinese market, with a jewelled movement fitted with an English lateral lever escapement. Few other watches made by the same maker with this type of escapement are known