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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 115

Le Roy & Fils - Small pocket watch, quarter-repeater; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, small pocket watch, with one horological complication: • Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 3 o’clock). Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher “L B”. Inside case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the name “Mlle L. Barre”. White enamel dial with radial Arabic numerals. 14’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator.

Brand Le Roy & Fils, Paris (13 & 15 Palais Royal) and London (57 New Bond Street)

Model “Horlogers de la Marine”

Year circa 1890

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 55 886

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 39 mm.

Caliber 14’’’, lever escapement

Signature dial and cuvette (dome)

HKD 15,000 - 18,000

USD 1,950 - 2,400 / EUR 1,800 - 2,200 / CHF 1,950 - 2,400

Sold: HKD 18,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The dial of this watch is signed “L. Leroy & Cie”, who was the successors of Le Roy & Fils in Paris.

Provenance

Antiquorum, Hong Kong, auction, October 9, 2010, lot 184 .