Lot No. 224 (92nd Auction)
Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 2476944, Cal. 18.89 M, 49 mm, 93 g, circa 1909

An exquisitely decorated gentleman’s pocket watch in a fine repoussé case - probably made for an exhibition
Case: 18k gold, back with lavish high relief chasing: Chronos in the centre surrounded by three females amidst flowers, cornucopiae, palm leaves and military equipment. Five zodiac figures along the upper edge: Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius. Pendant decorated with a pair of sphinxes. Front bezel with 12 zodiac figures corresponding to the hours; large lateral hinge. Dial: two-tone gilt, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, 3 adj., chatoned centre wheel, signed, screw compensation balance, index spring fine adjusting device.
Estimate  6,000 - 7,500 €

Price Realised  8,100 €
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