Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 499

MONTRE A TACT, ENAMEL YELLOW GOLD French. Made circa 1800. Very fine and rare yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set médaillon montre à tact.

CHF 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 96,000 - 144,000 / USD 12,000 - 18,000

Sold: CHF 23,750

Three-body 'forme collier' the front cover with translucent dark blue enamel over sunburst effect engine-turning (eccentric ellipse pattern). Revolving back cover with arrow tact hand set with rose-cut diamonds and with finely reeded edge. The reeded band set with 11 rose diamond touch pieces (1 missing), attached to an enamel and pearl-set brooch. Gold cuvette with apertures for the dial and the winding holes. Small eccentric silvered with Arabic numerals and outer minute track, mounted on the barrel bridge. Blued-steel Breguet hands. 34 mm.(15'''), fire-gilded "souscription" caliber with center barrel wound only from the front, five-wheel, 45-hour going train controlled by ruby cylinder escapement with brass three-arm balance with flat blued-steel balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM.82 mm. DIM. 133 x 133 x 110 mm.