Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 164

Le Phare 
Art Deco, chronograph, minute counter; 18K yellow gold

EUR 1,200 - 1,800

USD 1,450 - 2,200 / HKD 11,100 - 16,600

Sold: EUR 1,950

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Art Deco pocket watch, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the round push-piece located on the winding-crown) with tachometric scale graduated for 60 kilometres per hour
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)

Case-back guilloché (engine-turned) and engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with an Art Deco motif.


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Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01

Good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Le Phare, Le Locle

Year circa 1920

Movement No. 11 210

Case No. 67 064 (by Envers S.A., Le Locle)

Diameter 53 mm

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 68.5 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial

Notes

Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle
 
The company “C. Barbezat-Baillot” was founded by Charles Barbezat-Baillot (1847-1938). He was the elder brother of Henri Barbezat-Bôle (1851-1921), the founder of “H. Barbezat-Bôle S.A., Le Locle”.
 
Charles Barbezat-Baillot is the holder of many invention patents related to watchmaking and registers numerous trademarks: “Trusty”, “Le Phare”, “Dixi”, “Fix Watch Co.”, “Uti”, etc.

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