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Henry Capt à Genève

6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • gold and enamel
  • diameters 38 mm, 35 mm
the first: jeweled gilt lever movement, signed and numbered gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, case with polychrome enamel plaques to both sides, the cover depicting a girl, with her dog within an Alpine landscape, the reverse painted with a trophy of agriculture, cuvette, dial and movement signed • the second: white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, both covers with translucent pink enamel over an engine-turned ground, the cover with miniature polychrome enamel landscape, the reverse with a polychrome enamel spray of flowers, signed and numbered cuvette


Henry Capt: The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may benefit from a service in the near future to be well preserved. Dial in good condition with a barely visible hairline at 3 o'clock. Superficial scratches to the enamel. Overall in good condition. Inscription to the inside cover 'L.F.J. March 17th 1875'. with associated box, leather in fairly distressed condition. Th. Lynch: The movement is running however the winding is stiff and would benefit from a service. Dial in good condition. Hour hand is bent. Case in 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.

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Catalogue Note

The enamel scene depicted on the Henry Capt watch is nearly identical to one by Patek Philippe, illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Vol. 1, Second Edition, , p. 127, pl. 53.