The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 209

William Anthony, London, No. 1935, circa 1800.Magnificent and extremely rare, large, oval, 18 ct. gold and enamel, eight-day going, pearl- and diamond-set watch with special escapement, made for the Chinese market.

CHF 80,000 - 100,000

USD 50,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 102,500

C. Double-body, the back of Imperial blue translucent enamel over engine-turning, double row calibrated split pearl-set border, the very fine applied diamond and pearl-set navette decoration centred with a large diamond, borders with azure champlevé enamel oval rim with geometrical pattern of opaque white and translucent red enamels. Double row calibrated split pearl-set bezel and pendant. Hinged gilt brass cuvette mounted to the movement ring. D. White enamel, eccentric chapter ring set at theop with radial Roman chapters and outer half-minute divisions, subsidiary seconds in the lower part. Gold 'arrow' hands. M. Oval, 44 x 55.6 mm, gilt brass bridge calibre, fully chased and engraved with scrolling foliage decoration, 9 jewels, free standing barrel, five wheel train, ruby duplex escapement, plain polished steel curved five-arm balance, flat balance spring, diamond end-stone.Signed on the dial and cuvette.Dim. 95 x 57 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 286-287.

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Grading System
Case: 3 - 18
Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2 - 01