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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 198

    Julien Le Roy à Paris. A fine and rare, 18K gold, bloodstone and diamond set à toc quarter repeating verge watch

    SIGNED JULIEN LE ROY, PARIS, NO.1113, CIRCA 1760

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    Julien Le Roy à Paris. A fine and rare, 18K gold, bloodstone and diamond set à toc quarter repeating verge watch
    Signed Julien Le Roy, Paris, no.1113, circa 1760
    MOVEMENT: manual, chain fusée, verge escapement, pierced and engraved floral decorated cock, à toc quarter repeating with a single hammer on a gold stud
    DIAL: white enamel, Roman numerals, diamond dot and painted floral decoration, diamond-set hands
    CASE: 18K gold, solid polished bloodstone back, bloodstone bezel set with rose diamond swags, pendant and push piece set with rose diamonds, 41.7 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: movement signed and numbered


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    Julien Le Roy, born in Tours in 1686, was one of France’s most celebrated watchmakers, raising the status of French watchmaking by the perfection of his work and design. In 1739, at the age of fifty-three, he was made Horloger du Roi. The pierced floral decorated cock is characteristic for his work.

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