Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 294

Unsigned
Pocket watch, quarter-repeater, erotic scene; 18K yellow gold and enamel

HKD 28,200 - 57,000

CHF 3,300 - 6,500 / EUR 3,000 - 6,000 / USD 3,700 - 7,300

Sold: HKD 37,500

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant)

Case-back with painted on enamel on gold, by an unidentified workshop, showing a delicate young girl holding two kittens in her dress, which naively raising her nightie reveals her intimate parts that a nasty cat – probably the ancestor of the Angry Cat – eyeing the corner of the eye.

Movement 21’’’, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock.


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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-13-01

Good

Slightly damaged

HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1810-1820

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 1 202 / 7 045 (by “P C Fs”, Neuchâtel mountains)

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Diameter 54 mm.

Caliber 21’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Notes

A similar watch with a silver case (signed Breguet, No. 19 354; apocryphal signature), was auctioned by Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 31 – April 1st, 2001, The Sandberg Watch Collection, lot 134, sold for the amount of CHF 11 500.-; then, Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 27, 2011, lot 180, sold for the amount of CHF 12 500.-