Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 422


CHF 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 400,000 - 560,000 / USD 50,000 - 70,000

Exceptionally fine and rare amethyst, carved glass, platinum and gold, diamond and pearlset, painted on ivory, lady’s pendant watch. Elongated octagonal leaded carved glass with repeated motif, hollow octagonal-shaped inside fitted with diamond-set platinum bezels fixed to yellow gold frame, both with painted ivory plaques with violet background; the back with a muse and two putti; the front with two putti and hour chapter, faceted amethyst covers, two pearl finials; one constituting winding/setting knob, diamond-set platinum ring for a chain, diamond-set platinum plaques running from the bezels to the finials. Ivory dial, painted on violet background, off-white, delicate Arabic numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands.

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Lacloche, Rue de La Paix, Paris, 2 New Bond St, London

Year Circa 1908

Movement No. 4876

Calibre  Cross shape, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring

Case No. 4530

Dimensions 68 (with ring) x 33 mm

Signature Signed by Verger on the Case and Movement. Miniatures signed by Paillet


Lacloche Frères. Established in Madrid in 1875, they opened a branch in Paris in 1898. They were manufacturers and retailers of high fashion jewelry encrusted with precious gems. Lacloche Frères was one of the major Parisian jewelers of the period; the others were Cartier, Boucheron, Mauboussin, Fouquet, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arpels. Fernand Paillet (Niort 1840 - Paris 1918) ,A pupil of Carrier-Belleuse, he painted portraits on enamel and porcelain, as well as water colors. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1873, and from 1879 to 1888 he worked in the porcelain factory in Sèvres.