Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2013

LOT 51

VACHERON CHOSSAT ? FINE ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH ORIGINAL BOX Vacheron Chossat & Cie. à Genève, No. 6498. Made 1816-1819. Very fine and rare, 18K. gold, painted on enamel and pearl-set, quarter repeating watch. Accompanied by the original gold-tooled red morocco fitted box.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 66,000 - 100,000 / USD 8,500 - 13,000

Sold: CHF 33,750

C. Four body, Empire, the back cover with a finely painted on enamel scene of boys fishing from boats on an alpine lake, pearl-set border, the band decorated with blue red and black champleve enamel in a repeated pattern, pearl-set bezel. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Engine-turned and engraved gold, Arabic numerals on circular white enamel reserves, outer white enamel minute track, engine- turned center. Blued steel serpentine hands. M. 32 mm., gilt brass, skeletonized top plate, standing barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, repeating on two square-section gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial, cuvette and back plate. DIAM. 40 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


This very attractive watch has remained in extremely good condition and is complete with the original box. The fine gold and enamel dial and movement with quarter-repeating further enhances the beauty of this watch. It can be dated quite accurately to the years 1816-1819 because Barthélemy Vacheron only signed his watches Vacheron Chossat & Cie for this short period. The name Chossat was that of Vacheron?s wife Cathérine whom he had married in 1810, from this date he called himself Vacheron-Chossat. In 1819, Jaques Barthélemy Vacheron and François Constantin formed a new firm ? Vacheron & Constantin.