Lot 4249. Pocket watch: important Gold/enamel pocket watch with diamond and bead trim and a rare comma inhibition, attributed to Jean-Antoine Lépine, around 1800

Sold:€ 8 000
Auction date:04.05.2019   16:30
Archive
Lot 4249Pocket watch: important Gold/enamel pocket watch with diamond and bead trim and a rare comma inhibition, attributed to Jean-Antoine Lépine, around 1800
Approx. 58mm, approx. 120g, glass protection, housing, case 18K Gold, studded on both sides with a large half pearl, rear, high quality diamonds on a blue guilloché enamel, centrally, an exceptionally large diamond of approx. Ø7mm, high fine work with quarter-hour Repetiton, Lépine caliber in the design to 1800 a comma-inhibition, attributed to Jean-Antoine Lépine, very nicely preserved enamel dial, red gold hands, original box with compartment for the, presumably, original keys, sold by Le Cointe & Albert Chaise Place Vendome No. 26 Paris, very good original condition, functional absolute rarity. It is comparable to watches are hardly known. Most of the pocket watches, equipped with this high-quality caliber, simple gold case. Jean-Antoine Lépine was born on the 18. November 1720 in Challex (France) born. After his training as a watchmaker he went in 1744 to Paris and worked in the workshop of André-Charles Caron. Around 1750, developed Lépine, the comma-inhibition. In 1756 he married the daughter of Caron, Madeleine-Françoise Caron, and part of which was commander-in-chief. In 1762, he successfully completed his master's examination and was appointed in 1766, under Louis XV. to the Royal watchmaker to the court. This title he retained under Louis XVI and Napoleon. 1769 Caron retired at the age of 72 years from the company and Lépine took over completely. 1770 Lépine invented is named after him, the Lépine calibre and revolutionized pocket watch movement with a hitherto unprecedented construction.

Information about the auction

Karl-Heinz Cortrie GmbH
Address of auction
Karl-Heinz Cortrie GmbH
Süderstr. 282
20537 Hamburg
Germany
Business hours
Mo 10:00 - 17:00   
Tu 10:00 - 17:00   
We 10:00 - 17:00   
Th 10:00 - 17:00   
Fr 10:00 - 17:00   
Sa closed
Su closed
Preview04.05.2019 - 04.05.2019
ConditionsBuyer Premium 23.8%
Conditions of purchase
Shipping
  • Postal service
  • Courier service
  • pickup by yourself
Payment methods
  • Wire Transfer
You may be interested in: