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Hong Kong, Oct 14, 2021

LOT 168

LeCoultre & Cie
Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 18K yellow gold

HKD 21,000 - 42,000

CHF 2,500 - 5,000 / EUR 2,400 - 4,700 / USD 2,700 - 5,400

Sold: HKD 32,500

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· Minute-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)

Cover and case-back polished.

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; gilded metal “Spade” hands.

Movement 19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial, with silent centrifugal force governor to regulate the speed of the repetition mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand LeCoultre & Co., Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Year circa 1900-1910

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 21 918

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 53.5 mm.

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Weight 108 gr. (approx.)

Signature movement (under the hammer)

Accessories copy of the invention patent


Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 15 833, delivered on January 7, 1898, to Ditisheim & Cie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Frein-régulateur pour mécanisme d’horlogerie”.


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.