The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
84 Jaeger Le Coultre Very Attractive and Stylish, Duo-Dial Cintrée Shape, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Retailed by Kirby, Beard & Co
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 18,200
Model: Dual Time
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 21 × 46 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
The Kirby, Beard & Co industry sees its birth in 1803, when Robert Kirby entered into partnership with Richard Cowcher, a pin producer of Glouchester. After moving to London, they took on the young George Beard as an apprentice who slowly scaled the hierarchies, carving out a managerial role. In 1823, in fact, the company took the name of Cowcher, Kirby & Beard but it was only in 1940, after the abandonment of Richard Cowcher that the name of Kirby, Beard & Co was used for the first time and remained until 1970. Despite its British origins and the fact that industries were established in England until they were destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, the major business of this company took place in Paris, in its shop in Rue Auber 5 opened in 1878, which remained active even after the destruction of the building. The first objects they produced were needles and pins, but not long after they started trading watches. Because of the importance achieved in its sector, Kirby, Beard & Co therefore had the opportunity to add its name on the dials of some timepiece, including the present LeCoultre Dual-Time. This watch represents a decidedly rare and unusual piece, understandable perhaps only by some connoisseurs but absolutely worthy of being appreciated by anyone who has the chance to admire it. The contrast between the painted Arabic numerals and the Roman indexes of the two sub dials is as surprising as the remarkable condition of the rectangular yellow-gold case. Other peculiarities are the two crowns to set the time positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock, in contrast with those that have always been the characteristic of Dual-Time watches. Moreover, the watch is also equipped with a yellow-gold tile-style bracelet.