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The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, June 08, 2002

LOT 400

Taking LeaveGeneva, case by Frères Oltramare, No. 2421, circa 1820, made for the Chinese market.Very fine 18K gold and enamel, pearl- and turquoise-set, quarter-repeating musical watch.

C. Four-body, "Empire", the band, bezels, pendant and bow set with split pearls alternating with turquoise cabochons, the back enamel panel finely painted with a scene depicting two children taking leave of their father. Hinged gold cuvette with turquoise blue champlevé enameled foliage decoration. D. Gold, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals. Blued steel "serpent" hands. M. Gilt brass, with going barrels, inverted cylinder escapement with plain three-arm balance and blued steel flat balance sping. Pinned disc musical train with 23 tuned teeth, playing at the hour or at will, the Music/Silent lever in the edge. Repeating on two gong by depressing the pendant.Case punched with casemaker's mark inside cuvette and back cover.Diam.58 mm.

C. Four-body, "Empire", the band, bezels, pendant and bow set with split pearls alternating with turquoise cabochons, the back enamel panel finely painted with a scene depicting two children taking leave of their father. Hinged gold cuvette with turquoise blue champlevé enameled foliage decoration.
D. Gold, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals. Blued steel "serpent" hands.

HKD 260,000 - 310,000

EUR 37,000 - 45,000 / USD 33,000 - 40,000

Sold: HKD 345,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3 - 51
Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 3 - 01