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Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 253

Pocket watch, quarter-repeater; 18K yellow gold

HKD 12,800 - 25,500

EUR 1,450 - 2,900 / CHF 1,500 - 3,000 / USD 1,650 - 3,300


Sold: HKD 11,500

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Empire”, pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant); safety bolt locking the repeater’s functions (slide located on the case-band at 1 o’clock)

Case-back polished; fluted case-band; gilded metal cuvette (dome).

White enamel dial, with suspended Breguet numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.

Movement 21’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (silvered metal) and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, Geneva or Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 656

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 53.8 mm.

Caliber 21’’’, cylinder escapement

Weight 102.1 gr. (approx.)


The cuvette (dome) is engraved “Montagne. / Propre / à St Maixent.” (Montagne, owner, in Saint-Maixent). This is probably the town of Saint-Maixent-l’Ecole, a commune in the Centre-West of France, near Niort, in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.