Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

Hong Kong, Jun 27, 2009

LOT 116

Quarter Repeating with Chronograph Tempora (Le Phare), Le Locle & La Chaux de Fonds, No. 34213. Made circa 1910. Fine, large, quarter-repeating, 14K pink gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with chronograph. To be sold without reserve

HKD 12,000 - 22,000

USD 1,700 - 3,100 / EUR 1,200 - 2,200

Sold: HKD 16,800

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with exhibition prize medals. D. White enamel, bold Arabic numerals, outer minute track and fifths of a second divisions, Arabic five minute/seconds numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold Louis XV hands. M. 47 mm., 21''', frosted gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a pusher in the band, silent centrifugal governor. Cuvette signed and numbered. Diam. 57 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Le Phare The company was founded as Guye & Barbezat, the founders were Charles Barbezat-Baillot (1847-1938) and Henry Guye (1838-1877). In 1888, the firm's name was changed to Le Phare, being the registered name of their complicated watches. In 1900, Barbezat-Baillot advertised their brands that year as: La Locloise; l'Esperanto; Le Phare; Tempora and La Volapuk. Barbezat-Baillot was a member of the jury at the Brussels Universal Exhibition in 1897 and at Liege in 1905.