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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 500

UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTABLE TO LOUIS AUDEMARS DOUBLE-FACED POCKET WATCH, WITH TWO-TIME ZONE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, double-faced open-face, keyless-winding, roundshaped, two-time zone pocket watch, made for the Spanish or South- American market, fluted case-band, subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication: - Hours and minutes of a second meridian (concentric hands; timesetting by push-pin on the left side of the pendant)

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1860

Movement No. 8 644

Calibre  20''', nickel-plated, with going barrel, gold train of wheels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 20''', nickel-plated, with going barrel, gold train of wheels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 48.7 mm.

HKD 14,000 - 17,000

CHF 1,800 - 2,200 / USD 1,850 - 2,250

Sold: HKD 16,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

This watch was presented at auction 40 years ago, in Spring 1979, at the first sale ever organized by Antiquorum in Hong Kong, by its founder Mr. Osvaldo Patrizzi. Provenance Antiquorum, Hong Kong, auction, May 28, 1979, lot 73. The quality of execution of this timepiece and its serial number, as well as similar models, allow us to attribute it to the Louis Audemars House from Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux. It should be noted, however, that the production sheets of the watch No. 8 644 are unfortunately no longer present in the Historical Archives of the Louis Audemars House, now kept by Mr. Paul Audemars in England.