Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 116

Paul Buhré
Bracelet-watch, integrated bracelet; 18K white gold, diamonds and sapphires

EUR 18,000 - 36,000

USD 21,400 - 42,800 / HKD 166,000 - 332,000

18K white gold, diamond-set and sapphire-set, manual-winding, oval-shaped, lady’s bracelet-watch, case-back screwed by four screws, silver dial with applied logo at 12.

Integrated bracelet and bezel set with 88 baguette-cut diamonds, ten brilliant-cut diamonds (20 carats approx.; from 0.05 ct. to 0.35 ct.) and four calibré-cut sapphires (5 x 3 mm.).

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Paul Buhre, Le Locle

Year circa 1975

Movement No. 9 225

Case No. W 1920 / 7907

Bracelet integrated 18K white gold bracelet with clasp

Caliber 9’’’, extra-thin, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions

Dimensions 34.1 x 28.3 mm. / Length 160 mm. (approx.)

Weight 44.8 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


According to the current owner of this watch, this jewellery piece was especially designed by Mr. Paul Castella (1920-2019), the owner of the Dixi Group, for his wife on the occasion of a wedding anniversary.
Castella, Paul
La Sagne, January 6, 1920 – Le Locle, October 25 2019
Paul Castella was the owner of the Swiss group Dixi, a specialist in machine tools and micro-mechanics.
In his “fiefdom” of Le Locle, in the 1970s, he bought up watchmaking brands that were then in difficulty: Zenith, Movado, Mondia, Paul Buhré, H. Moser & Cie, Zodiac, etc.
At the time, it was the largest employer in Le Locle (more than 850 employees), so much so that for a time the Neuchâtel mountain town was nicknamed “Dixiland”.

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