Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 173

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, THE THREE WARRIORS Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ?Astral? No. 403127, delivered in 1926. Elaborate case by Verger Frères, No. 9600. Magnificent and rare, red lacquered chinoiserie Art Deco 8-day going desk clock with jade, gold and lapis lazuli mounts.

CHF 40,000 - 70,000

USD 45,000 - 76,000 / EUR 33,000 - 58,000

Sold: CHF 122,500

C. Oval, red lacquered, hinged spring-loaded doors with Chinoiserie black lacquered mounts surmounted by a fl orally pierced and carved jade panel on black lacquer ground with sugar-loaf cabochon lapis lazuli pusher to the center, interior of the doors entirely decorated with magnifi cent gold and lacquer interlacing circle pattern, carved Jadeite base. D. Cloisonné enamel scene depicting three warriors in a mountainous landscape beneath a cloudy sky, applied white gold Japanese-style hours. White gold elaborate hands. M. R. A. 19???-8 jours, nickel, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring. Movement signed, case stamped with the Verger mark and number. Dim. 50 x 68 x 115 mm

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original