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LOT 20  The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, 8th June 2002

William Howes, London, No. 1124, circa 1760.Very fine 20K gold, diamond-set, bloodstone-cased watch.

C. Two-body, the back carved from a single piece of bloodstone, the bezel also made of a single piece of bloodstone mounted on a gold shell, diamond-set push piece. D. White enamel, radial Roman chapters, outer minute dot divisions. Gold "Louis XV" hands. M. 30 mm. ø, gilt brass full plate, square baluster pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, blued-steel balance spring, single-footed gilt cock pierced and engraved with asymmetrical scrolling foliage and exotc bird at the base, diamond endstone, wheel and ratchet set-up, rack and pinion regulator with silver plate.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 41 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 148-149.

C. Two-body, the back carved from a single piece of bloodstone, the bezel also made of a single piece of bloodstone mounted on a gold shell, diamond-set push piece.
D. White enamel, radial Roman chapters, outer minute dot divisions. Gold "Louis XV" hands.
M. 30 mm. ø, gilt brass full plate, square baluster pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, blued-steel balance spring, single-footed gilt cock pierced and engraved with asymmetrical scrolling foliage and exotc bird at the base, diamond endstone, wheel and ratchet set-up, rack and pinion regulator with silver plate.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 41 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 148-149.

HKD 27,500 - 35,000

EUR 4,000 - 5,000 / USD 3,500 - 4,500

Sold: HKD 32,200


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 8 - 01

Notes

William Howes.Listed by Baillie as having entered the Clockmakers' Company in 1730, and livery Clockmakers' Company between 1766 and 1773.