Lot No. 600* (89th Auction)
Louis Gallopin & Cie Succrs de Henry Capt à Genève / Victorin Piguet, Movement No. 40872, Case No. 40872, 49 mm, 104 g, circa 1900

A gentleman's very fine Geneva minute repeating pocket watch
Case: 18k gold, polished, à goutte, engraved monogram "RS", badge and motto: "Virescit Vulnere Virtus" ("Courage grows strong at a wound") of the Clan Stewart, numbered and signed gold dome, case maker's punch mark "MP", slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, nickel silver, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold train, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.

Clan Stewart
Although this clan is inextricably bound up with the Royal House of Stuart, which provided kings and queens for both England and Scotland, there are highland clans, which also bear the name Stewart. However, there is no single figure that is recognized as the chief of the clan. Instead, individual branches of the clan have their own chief e.g. Andrew Francis Stewart, 17th of Appin, and Crichton-Stuart, John Colum, 7th Marquess of the County of Bute.
Source:, as of 03/19/2014.

As for the importance of the maker of the movement it will suffice to recall that some of the most complicated watches by Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, including Packard’s tourbillion Clock-Watch, had movements made by Victorin Piguet.
Estimate  6,500 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  8,700 €
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