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Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 274

Virgile Nicolet
Pocket watch, date, day, inverted calibre with visible balance; silver

HKD 4,300 - 8,500

EUR 500 - 1,000 / CHF 500 - 1,000 / USD 550 - 1,100


Sold: HKD 7,750

Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Empire”, pocket watch, with two horological complications:
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock; indications given in French)

Case-back polished; fluted case-band.

White enamel dial, with subsidiary dial for the time at 6 o’clock, suspended Breguet numerals; gilded metal “Breguet” hands; aperture at 12 o’clock for the cock and visible balance.

Movement 20’’’, inverted calibre, full plate, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock, polished steel end-piece.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Virgile Nicolet, Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 27 636 (by “PIHD”, Neuchâtel mountains)

Material silver

Diameter 53 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, verge escapement

Weight 94.5 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial


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