Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 402

LOUIS AUDEMARS POCKET WATCH WITH MINUTE-REPEATER AND DEAD INDEPENDENT SECONDS; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with three horological complications: • Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 5 o’clock) • Dead independent seconds (exterior graduation with central hand; activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case- band, at 12 o’clock) • Two barrels with differential gears and bidirectional-winding inspired by Sylvain Mairet’s (1805-1890) works (1850 / 1855) Cover and case-back polished.

Brand Louis Audemars, Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux)

Year Circa 1880-1883

Movement No. 2 678

Calibre  19’’’, lever escapement

Diameter 55.6 mm.

Signature Cuvette

Accessories Extract from the Archives

HKD 150,000 - 190,000

CHF 18,750 - 25,000 / USD 18,900 - 25,200

Sold: HKD 175,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 2018, mentioned that this watch was shipped on May 5, 1883, with other pieces, to the Au- demars stock depot in London. The sale value was £stg 63.00 (which equates to approximately GB£ 5 300.- in 2018).