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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 102

UNSIGNED HISTORICAL POCKET WATCH WITH ALARM BELONGED FROM THE GENERAL EXELMANS (1775-1852); SILVER

Silver, open-face with pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with alarm à toc (internal graduation with central index; keywinding at 11:30 and key-setting at 2:30) Silver hunting pair-cased with inside an old label inscribed “montre / de campagne / Rémi Joseph Isidore / Exelmans”.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800

Movement No. 10 093

Calibre  17’’’, verge escapement

Case No.  65 447

HKD 26,000 - 35,000

CHF 3,300 - 4,400 / USD 3,000 - 4,000

Sold: HKD 31,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Exelmans, Rémy Joseph Isidore (1775-1852), 1st Comte (Earl) Exelmans, Maréchal and Pair (Marshal and Peer) of France Volunteer in 1792, General after Eylau (1807), present in Spain (1808), in Russia (1812), he participated in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814. Arrested during the first Restoration he was acquitted by the council of war. On the return from Elba Island, he delivers the last and glorious fight of the “Cents-Jours” campaign at Rocquencourt (July 1st, 1815); the last French victory of the Napoleonic Wars (after Napoleon’s abdication but before the armistice is signed), which will earn him the nickname of “Lion de Rocquencourt”. It was appointed Marshal of France (1851).