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Hong Kong, Jun 08, 2001

LOT 281

E.H. Jaccard & Cie, Genève, circa 1885.Very fine 18K gold, hunting cased keyless minute-repeating watch with automaton Jacks.

HKD 55,000 - 70,000

USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: HKD 62,100

C. Four-body, "forme Etui", both covers engine-turned, the front with initial cartouche, gold hinged cuvette.D. A gilt putto holds two bells on which Chronos strikes the hours while another putto helps him by striking the quarters and minutes, with a gilt horn-of-plenty below, small Roman chapter ring in the center in cream enamel, numerals within gold paillon cartouches, outer gold paillon dot minute divisions. Blued steel "feuille" hands.M. 45 mm ø, nickel, straight line damascening decoration, 31 jewels, straight line counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, lever-set, repeating on gongs through activating slide in the band.Signed on the case.Diam. 59 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 14
Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 03