Hong Kong, Nov 25, 2022

LOT 237


HKD 64,000 - 128,000

EUR 8,200 - 16,300 / CHF 8,000 - 16,000 / USD 8,100 - 16,200

Sold: HKD 87,500

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

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Cover and case-back polished.

19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel,gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial, with silent centrifugal force governor to regulate the speed of the repetition mechanism.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Longines, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)

Year circa 1907

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 1 753 633

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 54.4 mm.

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Weight 130.8 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box (mahogany; allowing, when this one is closed, to make the watch striking); Extract from the Archives


The Extract from the Archives, dated February 18, 2020, mentioned that this watch was invoiced on January 11, 1908, to the Longines agent, Maison Blum & Ostersetzer, Italy.


The watch presented here is accompanied by a box allowing, when it is locked in, to trigger the repetition. It can be a creation of Charles Barbezat-Baillot (Swiss invention Patent No. 4 067, dated May 14, 1892, for a “Porte-montre pour répétitions”, Watch Holder for Repeaters).