Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...
Hong Kong, Jun 13, 2023
HISTORICAL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION POCKET WATCH, MINUTE-REPEATER; 18K PINK GOLD AND ENAMEL
HKD 95,000 - 130,000
EUR 11,200 - 15,400 / CHF 10,900 - 15,000 / USD 12,200 - 16,700
18K pink gold and enamel, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Imperial presentation pocket watch made for the Russian market, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 6 o’clock).
Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned); the cover engraved and black champlevé enamelled with the coat-of-arms of the Russian Empire. Inside cover engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the mention in Cyrillic letters “Graciously offered to the artist of the French Company of the Imperial Theatres of St. Petersburg, L. Guitri / 1890”. “Gracieusement offert à l’artiste de la Compagnie française des théâtres impériaux de Saint-Pétersbourg, L. Guitri / 1890”. Movement 19’’’, rhodium-plated, with going barrel, gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve.