Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 243

A) QUARTER-REPEATING DIANA & APOLLO JACQUEMART AUTOMATON GOLD Francois Shardy Swiss,Made circa 1820. Fine and rare, gold, half skeletonised quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton Jacks of Diana and Apollo. B) Unsigned,small multicolored gold automaton,Paris circa 1810. Oval gold shaped médaillon with an automaton scene of a knife- grinder'

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000


Sold: CHF 6,875

A) Four body, Empire, engine-turned with polished bezels, flat band, bolt at 11 to lock the repeating. Hinged and sprung gilt cuvette fitted to the movement ring. Annular white enamel chapter-ring with Arabic numerals, skeletonized with vari-colored gold "jacks" of Diana & Apollo appearing to strike bells when the repeating is activated. Gold arrow hands. GiIt brass full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain 3-arm gilt balance, engraved continental clock, polished under dial repeating work striking with two hammers on two blued steel gongs activated by depressing the pendant.

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Grading System
Grade: A) A B) AA
Case: A)4-19 B)3-8

Slightly scratched

Movement: A)4-8* B)3*
Dial: A)3-8-0

Slightly scratched


A) Cuvette signed and movement signed. DIAM. 56 mm. To be sold without reserve