The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer

Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

LOT 56

Bovet, Fleurier, No. 672, made for the Chinese market circa 1840. Very fine and rare 18K gold and painted on enamel, split pearl-set center seconds watch with special escapement.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

EUR 13,000 - 20,000 / USD 15,000 - 22,000

Sold: CHF 39,100

C. Three-body, "Chinese" type, back panel finely painted on enamel with bouquet of flowers on a lavender background, bezels with translucent enamels over flinqué set with graduated split-pearls, pendant and bow en suite, hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute/seconds track with fifteen-minute/seconds Arabic markers. Gold "spoon" hands. M. 49.6 mm (22""), gilt brass, fully engraved "Chinese" calibre with standing barrel, ruby duplex escapement, three-arm steel balance, flat balance spring.Signed on the movement.Diam. 57 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original