Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 349

UTI
Lady’s bracelet-watch “à capot” with concealed dial, back-winder; 18K white gold and diamonds

HKD 41,500 - 67,000

EUR 5,000 - 8,000 / CHF 5,300 - 8,400 / USD 5,300 - 8,500

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 47,500

18K white gold and diamond-set, manual-back-winding, round-shaped, lady’s bracelet-watch with concealed dial, snap-on case-back, with cover so-called “à capot”; silver colour dial with suspended Roman numerals; integrated bracelet and cover set with brilliant-cut diamonds.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*
Dial: 3-7-01

Oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Uti, Paris and Besançon (Doubs)

Model retailed by Brunner

Year circa 1960

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material 18K white gold and diamonds

Bracelet  integrated 18K whitegold bracelet with clasp

Diameter 15.2 mm. (approx.)

Length 165 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 6’’’, back-winder, 3 adjustments

Length 165 mm. (approx.)

Height 18.5 mm.

Width 6.7 mm.

Weight  40.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

UTI, Paris and Besançon

Founded by Georges Meyer in 1906, UTI is short for Utinam, a French horological manufacture, based in Paris and Besançon area (Doubs), that was known for its magnificent pocket watches and railway stop-watches in the early 20th century.

The post-WW II days marked UTI’s most prolific period, from luxurious ladies wristwatches, clocks, to bedside and travel alarm clocks, many of the firm’s work are still greatly treasured in today’s vintage market. UTI continued to collaborate with world renown “haute joaillerie” brands, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, until the company was absorbed by the Matra group in 1984.