Geneva, May 08, 2022

LOT 267


CHF 17,000 - 27,000

EUR 16,900 - 26,800 / USD 18,300 - 29,000 / HKD 144,000 - 228,000

Sold: CHF 20,000

Exceptionally fine and very rare 20K gold and painted on enamel pendant watch, made by Les Frères Huaut enamellers. Very fine «bassine» enameled case painted overall, the principal scene depicting Artémis, the Huntress and the Wild Boar of Calydon, linked by ribbon knots on a blue background, four landscapes are finely painted on the edge in cartouches, signature set below number 6. Fine fluvial landscape inside, on the enamel backing with a castle and a lady, engraved bezel and gold pendant. Gold enamel dial with Roman numerals on a white chapter ring, Artémis and Apollo her brother painted at the center.

Grading System
Case: 3-8-24


Slightly scratched

Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01


Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, France

Model enamel by Les deux Freres Huaut

Year circa 1695

Material 20K gold

Diameter 39 mm. and 44 mm. including protecting case

Caliber 14’’’, Fine gilt brass full plate movement with pierced tulip pillars, fusee and chain, three-wheel train, verge escapement with a three-armed steel balance, short early balance spring with rack adjustment, giIt brass cock pierced and engraved in such a way the balance spring can be seen easily, mainspring tension adjusted by a worm screw.

Signature case

Accessories Pair-cased clouté pin-work on leather


The creations of the Huaut’ s workshop are different from others working in the same period. The brightness of the colors associated with the technique of “pointillé” give their work a perfection which can be esily identified. In this actual watch the masterly level of their art is evidenced by its outstanding condition of conservation. A similar watch is published in Tardy: Dictionnaire des Horloger s Français, page 306.