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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 47

TIMOTHY WILLIAMSON PAIR-CASED QUARTER-STRIKING TWOTRAIN LARGE POCKET CLOCK-WATCH, WITH CENTRE-SECONDS AND STOP FEATURE, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED BRASS AND PASTE-GEM-SET

Gilded brass and paste-gem-set, pair-cased open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, large pocket clock-watch made for the Chinese market, with centre-seconds, stop feature and one horological complication: â?¢ Striking the hours and the quarters in passing on one bell by two hammers (function activated by the push-bolt at 3:30) Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with geometric patterns and flowers; bezel set with alternating red and white paste stones.

Brand Timothy Williamson

Year circa 1780

Movement No. 2 779

Calibre  30''', full plate, gilded brass, engraved with scrolls and flowers, with fusee and chain verge escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded English cock, cabochon ruby end-stone; standing barrel for quarter-striking; stop-balance (push-bolt at 7:30)

Material gilded brass and paste-gem-set

Caliber 30''', full plate, gilded brass, engraved with scrollsand flowers, with fusee and chain verge escapement,monometallic balance (polished steel) and bluedsteel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gildedEnglish cock, cabochon ruby end-stone; standingbarrel for quarter-striking; stop-balance (push-bolt at7:30)

Dimensions Ø 98 mm.

Signature movement

HKD 150,000 - 180,000

CHF 18,750 - 22,500 / USD 19,250 - 23,100


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-06

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Williamson, Timothy He made watches for the Oriental market during the 1780’s. Its watch with the consecutive numeral, No. 2 780, is larger (140 mm.) and fitted with an astronomical lunar calendar (see: Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 15, 2000, lot 394).