Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997

LOT 16

Ed. Peter, Lucerne, circa 1910. Very fine and unusual 18K gold and gun metal, keyless quarter repeating watch.

HKD 4,300 - 5,000

USD 550 - 650

Sold: HKD 12,650

C. Three body, massive, "Empire" with gold rims and reeded band, the back engine-turned in a peacock feather pattern. Hinged gun metal cuvette. D. Gilt brass engine-turned with Arabic numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 19''', frosted and gilt, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with gold slide in the band. Signed on the dial. hi new condition. Diam. 50 mm.

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Gun metal watches in such good condition are extremely rare, even more so when with engine-turned back. Peacock feather pattern is very unusual for engine-tu rning.