Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 397

UNSIGNED KEYLESS-WINDING HUNTING-CASE POCKET WATCH WITH DEAD INDEPENDENT SECONDS AND PERPETUAL CALENDAR À GUICHET (WITH APERTURE) WITH MOON PHASES; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and seven horological complications: • Dead independent seconds (exterior graduation with central hand; activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band, at 5 o’clock) • Two barrels with differential gears and bidirectional-winding inspired by Sylvain Mairet’s (1805-1890) works (1850 / 1855) • Perpetual calendar à guichet (with aperture) • Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock) • Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock; indications given in French) • Month of the year (aperture at 12 o’clock; indications given in French) • Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock) Cover, case-back and case-band engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) and chiselled with stylized foliage and geometric patterns; the cover with attributes of music and a mask (Comedia); the case-back with two winged lions rampant, and, in the centre, an oval (allowing to be engraved with a coat-of-arms or a cypher).

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1865-1870

Movement No. 13 111

Calibre  20’’’, lever escapement

Case No. 65 523

Diameter 54.5 mm

HKD 70,000 - 94,000

CHF 8,950 - 11,950 / USD 9,000 - 12,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 47,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3-6-8*

Good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-77-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Restored soft enamel

HANDS Original