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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 175

Exception - Self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour recorders, date, moon phases; limited edition of 10 pieces; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, self-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9, silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial, and five horological complications: • 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two olive-shaped push-pieces) • Half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock) • 12-hour recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock) • Half-instantaneous date of the month (exterior graduation with central hand) • Age and phases of the moon (subsidiary dial, graduated from 0 to 29 ½, and aperture at 3 o’clock)

Reference 46.103/1

Year circa 1980-1990

Movement No. unnumbered

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Diameter 35.8 mm.

Caliber based on ETA 7750 and Valjoux Arola CcL3 by Alfred Rochat & Fils, Les Bioux (Vallée de Joux)

Signature dial, case and movement

HKD 23,400 - 31,200

USD 3,000 - 4,000 / EUR 2,800 - 3,700 / CHF 3,000 - 4,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1 *
Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Biography

Exception, La Chaux-de-Fonds
The Exception house was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the 1980’s and has produced a number of series of wristwatches with horological complications, each in series of ten pieces (based on Valjoux, Arola, etc.). It is also responsible for exceptional pocket watches, unique or produced in series of three pieces, “Grande Complication” or “triple complication” (based on LeCoultre, Dubois-Dépraz, Vallée de Joux, etc.).