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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 74

Gold Plated ?Hatot Early Self-Winding? Rolls, ATO, (Léon Hatot), No. 107119. Made circa 1930. Fine, rare and interesting, large, selfwinding, rectangular, gold-plated lady's wristwatch.

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 600 - 1,200 / USD 800 - 1,600

Sold: CHF 1,180

C. Two-body, solid, polished, hinged, stepped sides, double ring lugs. D. Matte silver with applied gilt Breguet numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel ?Breguet? hands. M. 6 ''', signed Blancpain, marked "Hatot's patents pending in all countries", rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 15 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balancespring, the movement, mounted on balls, rolls back and forth thus winding the watch. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 18 x 34 mm. Thickness 8 mm Property of a French Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-15


Slightly rusted

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


The Hatot self-winding system, called "Rolls", made it possible to adapt a selfwinding mechanism to both rectangular watches and small-sized lady's watches, such as the present lot.