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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

235 234 233 232 231 Patek Philippe à Genève, Movement No. 796441, Case No. 312263, Ref. 788/1, Cal. 23.300, 38 x 45 mm, 52 g, circa 1965  An extra thin, asymmetric Geneva fob watch - so called “Ricochet” - with watch chain Case: 18k gold, radial decoration, push back. Dial: gilt, radial decoration, signed, baton hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 8 adj., 18 jewels, Geneva quality hallmark, Gyromax balance, shock protection for balance. 百達翡麗 日內瓦 — 日內瓦超薄不規則形鍊錶,號稱”Ricochet” ,附錶鍊 40844  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51  2.900 - 4.500 EUR 3.200 - 5.000 USD 26.100 - 40.500 HKD French, Height 45 mm, circa 1800 An extremely rare watch key “Memento Mori” Case: gold and patinated ivory, finely sculpted skull, surmounted by a gold crown with nine branches; a high gold collar, like those worn by fashionable 17th century aristocrats, surrounds the base of the skull. Memento mori (Latin: “remember (that you have) to die”) is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. This potent symbol, which attests to the mortality of all human beings may have belonged to a wealthy member of the rising middle class who entertained revolutionary ideas. 法國 — 極罕見的骷髏頭”Memento Mori”鐘錶鑰匙 40759  C: 2  2.400 - 2.800 EUR 2.700 - 3.100 USD 21.600 - 25.200 HKD English, 63 mm, circa 1905 A rare and spectacular watch key with peephole “The Great Celestial Globe of the 1900 Paris World’s Fair” Case: silver, fluted, set with a green, red and blue glass ball. A mini-scene appearing in the peephole represents the “Great Celestial Globe”, shown at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. The Great Celestial Globe at the World Exhibition in Paris was a huge blue globe with a diameter of 50 meters; the complete structure rose 60 meters in the air. The globe rested on four pillars displaying studies of space science. The inside of the globe had attractions showing the birth of the sun and the planets and their orbits. 英國 — 罕見,驚奇的鐘錶鑰匙,觀賞小孔”The Great Celestial Globe of the 1900 Paris World’s Fair” 40764  C: 2  800 - 1.400 EUR 900 - 1.600 USD 7.200 - 12.600 HKD French, Height 40 mm, circa 1870 A rare pornographic watch key “Dirty Old Man” Case: gold, depiction of a stylized old man with ruby eyes. 法國 — 罕見的性愛藝術”Dirty Old Man”鐘錶鑰匙 40763  C: 2  950 - 1.500 EUR 1.100 - 1.700 USD 8.600 - 13.500 HKD French, 47 x 33 mm, circa 1810 An extremely rare watch key with integrated foldable miniature opera glass Case: gilt and granulated brass case set with blue stones. Central lens, surrounded by mother-of-pearl with gleaming polished steel flowerets. 法國 — 極罕見的鑲迷你歌劇風格玻璃的鐘錶鑰匙 40758  C: 2  3.200 - 4.500 EUR 3.600 - 5.000 USD 28.800 - 40.500 HKD Illustrated and described in: “The Keys of Time” by Yves Droz, France 2012,