A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
56 Gübelin Very Rare and Fine, Open Face Minute Repeater, Pocket Watch in Gold, With White Dial
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 6,500
Model: Pocket Watch
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 158292
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Founded in 1854 by Maurice Breitschmid with the opening of a small watchmaker’s shop in the Swiss city of Lucerne. Known for its exquisite high-end jewelry, gemstone expertise, and as purveyors of some of today’s most sought-after luxury watch brands the Swiss, over time the business grew, moving to ever-larger locations in the city until recently settling in the prime site on the quay that still houses Gübelin’s Lucerne boutique today. The lot offered here is an exceptional piece of design and craftsmanship by Gübelin. A pocket watch with minute-repeating, keyless, seconds register at six o’clock. The combined elements of white dial harmonize in a symphony with its baton indexes for the hours, and outer dot minute divisions for the minutes. The yellow-gold case has indeed been preserved in excellent conditions and further embellished with a slider button for the minute repeating function. The movement is simply wonderful with the repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band, a feature of the dials of some of the best vintage timepieces and so appreciated by collectors.