Hong Kong brings two rare 18th century chronographs under the hammer


After China, its time for Hong Kong to enter the auction arena, and this time, they are all set to bring some rare and beautiful timepieces under the hammer. And highlighting the event are two very exceptional pieces. The first one is something that comes from Emperor Napoleon III collection called, the Ostrich Fan Watch. A collector’s item, the 18 carat gold chronograph dated 1855 that has painted enamel and features a pearl and rose-cut diamond-set, along with a white ostrich feather fan that has a concealed watch and pencil. The watch is estimated between $100,000 and $150,000

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The other special watch up for grabs is called as The Music of Love, dated to 1840. The watch features music that repeats periodically and spots a See-Saw and Concealed Erotic Automatons by Henry Capt, Genève. Again set in 18 carat gold and painted enamel the watch is quite rare as its one of the few versions that features two automaton scenes created by Henry Capt. This chronograph is estimated between $100,000 and $155,000.
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