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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 51

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH WANDERING AUTOMATA; GILDED SILVER

Gilded silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, "Directoire" large pocket watch, with wandering automata (windmill and aperture at 6 o'clock). Blue and gold enamelled dial showing, on bottom left, an animated windmill, with, on the right, an aperture revealing a parade with a miller driving his wheelbarrow followed by two donkeys, an old man and a dog.

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1790-1800

Calibre  23''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock, ruby end-stone

Case No. 13 427

Material gilded silver

Caliber 23''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain,verge escapement, monometallic balance (gildedbrass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced andengraved gilded continental cock, ruby end-stone

Dimensions Ø 63 mm.

HKD 5,000 - 6,500

CHF 700 - 850 / USD 700 - 840

Sold: HKD 27,500


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original