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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 207

JAMES PICARD GRANDE & PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATER YELLOW GOLD James Picard, Geneva, No. 10474. Made circa 1890. Very fine and very rare hunting-cased, keyless, 18K yellow gold pocket watch with grande and petite sonnerie and minute repeater.

C. Four-body, bassine, polished. Hinged gold cuvette over a transparent dust cover. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blue steel Breguet hands. M. 43 mm, rhodium-plated, double train with differential winding, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs with three hammers, Silence/Sonnerie selection lever on the band, repeating activated by a slide in the band. Dial signed. DIAM. 55 mm.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 77,000 - 115,000 / CHF 9,500 - 14,000

Sold: USD 13,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8-11

Good

Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

Movement: 3-8-7**

Good

Slightly scratched

Oxidized

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-73-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Chipped under bezel,not visible when closed

HANDS Original