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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 455

TAVANNES WATCH CO. FOR SCHWOB FRÈRES & CO. ART NOUVEAU HUNTING-CASE POCKET WATCH WITH MINUTE-REPEATER MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED SILVER, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET

Gilded silver (0.900), enamel and pearl-set, hunting-case, keylesswinding, round-shaped, Art Nouveau pocket watch, made for the Chinese market, with minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular slide located on the case-band at 12 o’clock). Red flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) cover and case-back, with polychrome painting on enamel showing, on the cover, a gentleman who takes a keen interest in a lady, both ice skating, and, on the case-back, the portrait of a lady

Brand Tavannes

Year Circa 1900

Calibre  17’’’, lever escapement

Case No. 274 142

Diameter 50 mm

Signature Dial (by the maker) and cuvette (by the retailer).

HKD 40,000 - 47,000

CHF 4,970 - 5,960 / USD 5,000 - 6,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 60,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original