Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 481

UNSIGNED DECORATIVE CABRIOLET POCKET WATCH WITH A PORTRAIT; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

"Galileo Galilei" after Giusto Sustermans 18K yellow gold and enamel, cabriolet, pair-cased open-face, keywinding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with white enamel dial. Case-back polychrome enamelled, by an unidentified Genevan workshop, with a bunch of multicoloured flowers, inside a champlevé frame decorated with geometric patterns. Cabriolet case-back polychrome enamelled, by an unidentified Genevan workshop, with the portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), after the painting of Giusto Sustermans (1597-1681).

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1850

Calibre  15''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Case No. 10 559

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Caliber 15''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 43 mm.

HKD 35,000 - 40,000

CHF 4,550 - 5,650 / USD 4,600 - 5,750

Sold: HKD 43,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original