Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 256

LOUIS AUDEMARS FOR LE ROY & FILS WATCH WITH TWO HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch; guilloché engine-turned case-back, hinged case-back; and two horological complications: Dead independent seconds (exterior graduation with central hand; activated by the push-piece located on the case-band at 11 o'clock), Two barrels with differential gears and bidirectional-winding inspired by Sylvain Mairet's (1805-1890) works (1850 / 1855)

Brand Louis Audemars

Model retailed by Le Roy & Fils, "Horlogers de la Marine", Palais-Royal, 13 & 15 Galerie de Montpensier, Paris, 211 Regent Street, Lon

Year circa 1870-1872

Caliber 21'' gilded brass, with going barrel, double-train of gold wheels, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Accessories Leroy Extract from the Archives

Dimensions Ø 52.5 mm.

Signed dial, case and movement

HKD 48,000 - 64,000

CHF 6,000 - 8,000 / USD 6,200 - 8,250

Sold: HKD 60,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Leroy Extract from the Archives, dated September 2018, mentioned that this watch was sold on December 28, 1872, to Madame de Cambolas, de Castelnau d'Estrétefonds (Haute-Garonne), at Monsieur de Puylaroque in the Hôtel des Missions Etrangères, Paris, for the amount of 1 300 Francs.