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Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 147

Minerva Watch Co.
Masonic pocket watch; limited edition of 500 examples; silver

HKD 8,500 - 17,000

EUR 1,000 - 1,950 / CHF 1,000 - 2,000 / USD 1,100 - 2,200


Sold: HKD 11,000

Silver (0.925), open-face, keyless-winding, pocket watch, in the shape of a Masonic Apron.

Case-back with a representation of the Quadrature of the circle, with the letter "G" (God, Gnose or Geometry); bezel engraved with the Union Chain; hinged pendant with Masonic emblems.

Blue enamel dial with white triangular centre and different Masonic silvered symbols in place of the numerals (working tools of the various degrees of Freemasonry), clockwise, the Eye of Providence with the letter “G” (God, Gnose or Geometry), Sun, Cube, Trowel, Level, a column of the Temple of Solomon with the letter “J” (Jachin), Square and Compass and Stone, a column of the Temple of Solomon with the letter “B” (Boaz), Triangular Level, Mallet and chisel, Ax, Crescent Moon, and, at the top, Skull; gilt “Sword” hands.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Minerva, Villeret (Bernese Jura)

Reference 88

Year 1989

Movement No. unnumbered

Material Silver (0.925)

Caliber 10’’’ ½, lever escapement

Height 66.5 mm.

Width 45.2 mm.

Weight 74.2 gr. (approx.)

Accessories original fitted box


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.