Lot 157
  • 157

'Emaux de Genève'

6,000 - 8,000 CHF
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  • diameters 16.5 / 29.5 / 31.5 / 43 mm
• comprising a selection of cloisonné and painted enamel dials (most numbered to the reverse) • with original presentation case and papers referring to the dials reference numbers • the paper from the enamel factory based in Bienne and dated 3 April 1956


This very rare group comes from direct descendant of the last owner of Huguenin & Cie in Bienne, dial factory non longer existing which specialized in enamel dials for all Geneva watchmakers.


This group of enamel dials is in very good condition, still with its original fitted box, all reference numbers on the back for most of them correspond to the listing typed inside the box. Please note that some examples have been aletered slightly only through aging, they always remained in this present card box, this is overall a very interesting example of enamel dials for wristwatches from that period.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."