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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 320

LUCIEN DUBOIS DEAD INDEPENDENT SECONDS, 18K YELLOW GOLD

Cuvette engraved with the name of "Prosper Baudouin" 18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with guilloché engine-turned back and one horological complication: Dead independent seconds (activated by a bolt at 6 o'clock)

Brand Lucien Dubois

Year circa 1850

Caliber 18'' gilt brass with cylinder escapement

Dimensions Ø 45 mm.

Signed Dial, case and movement

HKD 6,000 - 12,000

CHF 700 - 1,500 / USD 750 - 1,550

Sold: HKD 16,250


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dubois, Lucien He is likely to be part of the Du Bois & Fils dynasty who specialised in watches with unusual devices and technical curiosities (compass). The company was established by Philippe Du Bois (or Dubois; 1738-1808) and became one of the most eminent in the Neuchâtel area for over two centuries. For a watch integrated a compass signed by Lucien Dubois, see: Antiquorum, Geneva, March 11, 2012, lot 290, for the amount of CHF 5 000. To be sold without reserve