Only Online Auction

Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 179

Le Roy
Decorative pocket watch; yellow gold and enamel

CHF 1,200 - 2,400

EUR 1,150 - 2,300 / USD 1,300 - 2,600 / HKD 10,200 - 20,300

Sold: CHF 1,500

Yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Louis XV” pocket watch.
Case-back with painted on enamel showing a lady of quality, in bust, dressed in a pink coat with white lace, her blond hair adorned with a pearl necklace, holding a small dog in her arms.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold “Louis XV” hands.
Movement 14’’’, full plate, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (probably gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock, silver regulator disc.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8-75


Slightly scratched

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Slightly restored soft enamel

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Le Roy, Paris

Model apocryphal signature (not Julien Le Roy)

Year circa 1770

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material yellow gold and enamel

Diameter 40.6 mm.

Caliber 14’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Weight 47 gr. (approx.)

Signature movement


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.