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The Ritz-carlton Hotel, June 06, 2004

LOT 136

Remoulayé Griffins Bovet, Fleurier, No. 528, made for the Chinese market, circa 1840. Very fine and extremely rare gold and enamel center-seconds watch with duplex escapement, accompanied by a matching gold and enamel propelling pencil.

C. Two-body, spring-loaded, back cover very finely decorated with gold and champlevé and remoulayé enamel, depicting griffins, flowers and foliage, the bezels and pendant decorated en suite, gold glazed hinged spring-loaded cuvette mounted to the movement ring. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute/seconds track. Gold "spoon" hands. M. 47 mm. (21'''), gilt brass fully engraved Chinese caliber, ruby duplex escapement, plain five-arm steel balance, blued steel flat balance spring.Signed on the movement, case punched with maker's mark "C" in a shield.Diam. 56 mm.

C. Two-body, spring-loaded, back cover very finely decorated with gold and champlevé and remoulayé enamel, depicting griffins, flowers and foliage, the bezels and pendant decorated en suite, gold glazed hinged spring-loaded cuvette mounted to the movement ring.
D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute/seconds track. Gold "spoon" hands.

HKD 125,000 - 150,000

EUR 13,000 - 16,000 / USD 16,000 - 19,000

Sold: HKD 149,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3 - 22 - 50
Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

This watch features all the most popular decorative techniques of the goldsmith's art and enameling of the mid 19th century: engraving, chasing, champlevé and remoulayé enamel, and gold and colored paillons. With its references to rocaille and Renaissance elements, the present watch is exemplary of the decorative eclecticism of the time.