Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 316

William Watson
Pocket watch made for the Chinese market; gilded silver, enamel and pearls

HKD 43,100 - 61,000

CHF 5,000 - 7,000 / EUR 4,700 - 6,500 / USD 5,600 - 7,800

Sold: HKD 55,000

Gilded silver, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market.

Green and orangeflinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) case-back with a white enamel geometric pattern representing a rosaceous motif; engraved case-band; bezel, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Movement 17’’’, mirror polished and blued steel Chinese-style calibre, going barrel, duplex escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) with blued-steel wings balance and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator.


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-13

Good

Slightly damaged

Movement: 3-6 *

Good

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original

Brand William Watson, London

Model probably made in Fleurier (Val-de-Travers)

Year circa 1830-1850

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded silver, enamel and pearls

Diameter 55.5 mm.

Caliber 21’’’, mirror polished and blued steel Chinese-style calibre, duplex escapement