Lot 121
  • 121


25,000 - 35,000 CHF
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  • Ivory tablet
  • diameter 47.5 mm, overall length of watch and chatelaine 200 mm, overall length of etui and chatelaine 195 mm
• gilt full plate verge movement signed C Cabrier, London, pierced and engraved balance cock, repeating on a bell • signed and numbered dust cap • white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals • pierced and engraved inner case, outer agate case with engraved decoration • matching agate chatelaine with chased and engraved decoration depicting Mars and Venus, chains suspending agate set crank key and blackamoor seal • the etui suspended from a matching gold and agate-set chatelaine hung with two timbles • the etui containing scissors, mirror, ivory memorandum slip, folding knife, tweezers combined with file, pencil holder and bodkin combined with snuff spoon


The verge movement is running at the time of cataloguing and repeating, however it may benefit from a service soon. Dial is in good condition. Inner case stamped GB and numbered 7180 under the bell. Numbered beneath the stem 7180. Case with light scuffs but overall in very good condition.
"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."

Catalogue Note

Charles Cabrier is recorded as a master of the Clockmaker's Company between 1757-72. Examples of his work can be found in the GuildHall Museum, London Museum and the Metropolotan Museum of Art, New York. A fine agate and diamond-set watch and chatelaine by Cabrier can be found in the Mathematische Physikalische Salon, Dresden. See Baillie G.H., Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p 49.