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    Sale date : 28/10/2020
    Country : Royaume-Uni

    Sothebys #20070 - 2020-10 - Important Watches
    London
    Lot ID : 208
     
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    FRÈRES ROCHAT | A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL WATCH WITH SINGING BIRD AUTOMATON EMERGING FROM THE CASE SIDE MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET CIRCA 1820, NO. 202


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Wrist Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 202
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Oval
    Dial color : White

    Description : FRÈRES ROCHAT,A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL WATCH WITH SINGING BIRD AUTOMATON EMERGING FROM THE CASE SIDE MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET,CIRCA 1820, NO. 202,• Movement: gilded, cylinder escapement, plain balance with spiral spring, the singing bird released from the case side, bellows and singing controlled via a sliding stack of cams, further fixed cams for controlling the bird's movements, stamped FR within an oval cartouche for Frères Rochat and numbered 202,• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, aperture for winding, gold moon hands,• Case: gold, case back polychrome enamel painted with a harbour scene, surrounded by a translucent red enamel scalloped border, bezels decorated with flowers, foliage and berries in opaque white & turquoise enamel and translucent blue, green, red and yellow enamels over engraved decoration, all against an opaque turquoise ground, the band and pendant decorated en suite, bow with bands of opaque turquoise enamel, long slide to case side which simultaneously retracts hatch to base releasing the bird and uncovers sliding panel beside pendant for venting, the bird covered with multi-coloured feathers appearing on a golden branch with turquoise-set leaves, inside case back numbered 202 and 12704,diameter 52mm

    Sale date : 13/11/2016
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #302 - 2016-11 - Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 150
     
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    Sold :
    • 1250
    • 1020
    • 1429
    Estimation :
    • 1000 - 2000
    • 816 - 1632
    • 1143 - 2287


    Frères Rochat


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Procket Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Yellow Gold

    Description : FRERES ROCHAT MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET.YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL.Freres Rochat, Genève, case No. 1742. Made circa 1870..Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch with blue.enamel. Accompanied by a gold winding key.

    Sale date : 09/07/2016
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #300 - 2016-07 - Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 375
     
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    Estimation :
    • 16000 - 32000
    • 1469 - 2938
    • 2059 - 4118


    Frères Rochat


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category :
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Yellow Gold

    Description : FRERES ROCHAT MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET.YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL.Freres Rochat, Genève, case No. 1742. Made circa 1870..Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch.with blue enamel. Accompanied by a gold winding key.

    Sale date : 12/12/2013
    Country : États-Unis

    Bonhams #21038 - 2013-12 - Fine watches, wristwatches & clocks
    New York
    Lot ID : 86
     
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    • 233000
    • 166176
    • 233000


    A fine and rare diamond-set engraved and enameled gold singing bird snuff box with musical movement and watch


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Watch ID : 7
    Case material : Steel
    Case form : Rectangle
    Dial color : Beige
    Complications : Central second

    Description :

    The box with the lozenge maker's mark of Jean-Georges Réymond, Geneva 1798 - 1815, and the mark of les frères Rochat, the movement stamped with serial number 7, circa 1804, and later embellished Rectangular with rounded corners, guilloché panels on the base and sides with engraved and enameled borders, the top panel now set with four old mine cut diamonds and numerous round diamonds forming scrolls enclosing the oval lid now enhanced with calligraphic Arabic script monogram, all within a further row of round diamonds framing the panel, the front panel with split pearl bezel enclosing a white enamel watch dial with center seconds and opening to reveal arbors for winding, setting and regulation of the watch and for winding the music and bird, each labeled with a pictorial engraving designating the function, hinged key compartment to the side. The gilt three part mechanism comprising: the automaton with chain fusee, cylindrical bellows and stack of eight cams controlling the motion and song of the brightly feathered bird who appears, sings and flaps his wings before retreating back into the box.the music with pinned barrel playing on stack of seven steel plates, each with three tuned teeth.and the watch movement with cylinder escapement and plain gilt balance, gold buttons on the front and back panels activate the singing bird and musical mechanisms.the box is accompanied by two gold engraved keys for operating and setting the complications. width 9.3cm, depth 6.2cm


    Sale date : 14/05/2012
    Country : Suisse

    Christies #1388 - 2012-05 - IMPORTANT WATCHES
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 122
     
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    Sold :
    • 183000
    • 149310
    • 209224
    Estimation :
    • 100000 - 150000
    • 81590 - 122385
    • 114330 - 171495


    Freres Rochat and Joly & Chenevard. An extremely fine and rare 18K three colour gold and enamel musical singing bird box, the enamel in the manner of Jean-François-Victor Dupont


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 338
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : Lot Description.Freres Rochat and Joly & Chenevard. An extremely fine and rare 18K three colour gold and enamel musical singing bird box, the enamel in the manner of Jean-François-Victor Dupont.The movement stamped FR for Frères Rochat and numbered 338, the case stamped IC for Joly & Chenevard, circa 1815.Gilt-finished chain fusée movement with cylindrical bellows for the singing bird automaton, controlled by a stack of 8 cams, entirely engine-turned geometrical and floral decorated rectangular-shaped box with rounded corners, raised three colour gold scroll and foliage decorated top, corners and bottom, the hinged oval lid with finely painted polychrome enamel miniature depicting Susanna and the Elders in the manner of Jean-François-Victor Dupont, opening to reveal the singing bird and a gold engraved grill, activated on request, the bird set with realistic multi-coloured feathers rotating on its axis, flapping its wings and tail and turning its head, in time to a realistically imitated bird song, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, hinged panel to the back revealing the key compartment, lever to front panel to activate the singing bird mechanism, movement plate stamped FR for Frères Rochat and numbered 338, case stamped IC for Joly & Chenevard.79 x 54 x 26 mm..Pre-Lot Text.THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR.View.Lot Notes ›

    Sale date : 11/03/2012
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #26 - 2002-04 - Important collector's watches, wristwatches and clocks and Horological Tool
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 518
     
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    Sold :
    • 16100
    • 13136
    • 18407
    Estimation :
    • 14000 - 18000
    • 11423 - 14686
    • 16006 - 20579


    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Three-body, rectangular with rounded corners and engine-turned florally engraved curved sides, the top has each corner painted on enamel with flower bouquets of joined by champlevé blue and white enamel, white champlevé enamel around the aperture for the bird finished with raised chased frame, the oval bird cover painted on enamel with a bouquet of flowers on an azure ground, bottom engine-turned and engraved florally with mirror polished inside, slide in the front to activate the raising of the bird, which rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves its tail, gold engraved grill. Singing bird movement: 66 x 48 mm., rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song’s modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing. Cam-controlled raising of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric bushing to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. The complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the bird and medallion, and its speed..Punched FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism..Dim. 80 x 54 mm.

    Sale date : 11/03/2012
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #260 - 2012-03 - Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 114
     
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    Sold :
    • 362500
    • 295764
    • 414446
    Estimation :
    • 100000 - 150000
    • 81590 - 122385
    • 114330 - 171495


    MAGNIFICENT GOLD & ENAMEL SINGING BIRD SNUFF BOX.WITH CONCEALED WATCH.Attributed to Freres Rochat, Geneva. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1815..Magnificent and extremely rare, 18K gold and pearl-set, combined singing bird box with snuff.box, watch and


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Procket Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Four-body, rectangular with curved corners, mastermarks HN in a lozenge and J3C in an oval.the sides and base with engine-turned reserves with repeated leaf pattern, the corners engraved.with a wreath, central hinge with opposing twin covers engine-turned to match the base within.an engraved foliate border, the lid on the right opening for the snuff compartment, the watch.within the lid concealed by a sprung and hinged cover decorated with a fi nely painted on enamel.scene of a seated young lady and child in a classical landscape with fl owers and a quiver, pearl-set.border, the lid on the right opening to reveal a foliate engraved gold plate with winding aperture.for the singing bird, the bird cover decorated with a fi nely painted on enamel scene complementing.the opposite cover depicting the seated lady and child with a dog at her feet in an alpine landscape, when the bird cover is opened.the bird rises from a foliate engraved surround and begins to move and the song starts, activated by a slide in the edge of the case.the multicolored feathered articulated bird sings, rotates, opens its beak, fl aps its wings and moves its tail..D. Gold with annular white enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions on a polished reserve, engine-turned.center, winding aperture at 3. Blued steel Breguet hands..M. 28 mm., matte gilt, spring barrel with gilt brass cover secured to the backplate by two screws, cylinder escapement, three-arm.brass balance, fl at balance spring, continental cock with polished steel endplate..The singing bird movement.Rectangular brass, fusee and chain, cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation, the cams rotate four times.per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing..Box with punch marks HN in a lozenge and J3C in an oval, watch movement signed Pre. Michaud, Paris. Scratched repair marks: 12.Avril 1814 réparée par Golay, remis à neuf par a Détigné à Paris (1856). Dim. 87 x 46 x 26 mm.

    Sale date : 11/03/2012
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #26 - 2002-04 - Important collector's watches, wristwatches and clocks and Horological Tool
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 45
     
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    Sold :
    • 91500
    • 74655
    • 104612
    Estimation :
    • 80000 - 100000
    • 65272 - 81590
    • 91464 - 114330


    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 456
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Three-body, rectangular with rounded corners, the top with applied varicolored floral and foliate patterns with two butterflies and four cornucopias with flowers, the spring-loaded bird cover finely painted on enamel with a flower bouquet, engine-turned side panels with edges of applied green gold laurel leaf pattern, back panel hinged to reveal key compartment, slide in the front to activate raising of the bird, which rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves its tail. The bird is facing the inside of the medallion which is mirror-polished and concave, enlarging the bird in its reflection, gold engraved grill..Singing bird movement. 74 x 41 mm, rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing. Cam-controlled raising of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric bushing to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. The complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the bird and medallion, and its speed..Stamped FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism..Dim. 78 x 52 mm.

    Sale date : 11/03/2012
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #260 - 2012-03 - Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 118
     
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    Sold :
    • 218500
    • 178274
    • 249811
    Estimation :
    • 120000 - 180000
    • 97908 - 146862
    • 137196 - 205794


    FRERES ROCHAT - EXCEPTIONAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH MUSIC & REPEATING WATCH.Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Wrist Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 61
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Minute repeater, Central second

    Description : C. Four-body, rectangular with rounded corners decorated with royal blue translucent enamel swagged classical urns.each side and the base with panels of basket engine-turning, the borders decorated with royal blue translucent.champlevé enamel stylized fl owers and leaves, hinged side panel for the key compartment, hinged front panel with.aperture for the watch with pearl-set border, the hinged top panel opening to reveal a polished and foliate engraved.gold plate, oval medallion concealing the bird very fi nely chased with a bouquet of fl owers set with pearls and.turquoises within half-pearl-set frame, when the bird cover is opened, the bird rises and begins to move and the song.starts, activated by a slide in the edge of the case, the articulated bird sings, rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, fl aps.its wings and moves its tail..D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds dot divisions. Blued-steel spearhead hands.gold center-seconds hand..M. 17 x 63 mm, rectangular, brass, going barrel, cylinder escapement with brass escape wheel, three-arm balance, bluedsteel.fl at balance spring, repeating on two rectangular-shaped straight gongs via a gold slide at the base of the box..The singing bird movement.45 x 70 mm., rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation.the cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing, the multicolored.feathered bird with moving wings, beak, tail, and turning head rotates on its axis, refl ected on the inside of the.medallion which is mirror-polished and concave, enlarging the bird in its refl ection, cam-controlled rising of the bird.medallion and the bird, with fi ve-wheel train terminated with a pinion in eccentric adjustable bushing to regulate the.speed of the opening and closing, this complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the order and speed of.the bird rising and the medallion opening..Musical movement.Pin barrel playing with two stacks of eight tuned teeth each, with grasshopper-shaped vibrating tuned blades, activated.by a bolt on the back of the case..Stamped FR in oval and numbered on the watch movement and bird movement..Dim. 87 x 62 x 28 mm.

    Sale date : 30/05/2011
    Country : Hong Kong

    Christies #2867 - 2011-05 - Important watches
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 2174
     
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    Sold :
    • 45460000
    • 4173228
    • 5850702
    Estimation :
    • 20000000 - 40000000
    • 1836000 - 3672000
    • 2574000 - 5148000


    Attributed to Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Movement : Mechanical
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : Lot Description.Attributed to Frères Rochat.The only publicly known matching pair of mirror-image gold, enamel, agate, pearl and diamond-set singing bird pistols, made for the Chinese Market.CIRCA 1820.Rectangular gilt brass movements, chain fusées, circular bellows, double-barreled pistol-shaped cases, the grips with translucent scarlet enamel over engine-turned background, set with one pearl and diamond-set and one diamond-set rosette, split pearl-set lower edges, the upper edges decorated with black enamel and pearl-set laurel wreaths, the grips' reverses embellished with gold and black enamel pattern and pearl-set scroll and foliage motifs, both pistols centred by split-pearl framed gold plates chased with a lion on one side and a stag on the reverse, the top edges set with half pearls, gold matted and engraved hammers, the heads of the flint vises engraved with lion's heads, gold vise nuts terminated with diamonds, agate flints, gold pan covers with polished interiors, the outsides engraved with acanthus leaves, their springs terminating with diamonds, opening under the right pan covers for sound, the blue enamelled double barrels decorated with paillonné and laurel foliage simulating damascene works, three barrel-like ramrod pipes to the undersides, the ramrods containing the keys for the bird movements, the birds released by the percussion of the hammers when the triggers are depressed, the front covers opening and revealing painted varicoloured enamel bouquets of flowers over turquoise enamel, the birds set with realistically multicoloured feathers, lifting to the top of the barrels, turning, flapping their wings, opening the beaks and moving their tails, in time to a lifelike imitated bird song, when the song has finished the birds will automatically retreat inside the pistols and the covers will close, unsigned (2).___Frères Rochat __ ________________________________________1820__.Provenance.Formerly in the Asprey Collection..Literature.Prominently described and illustrated in the exhibition catalogue of The Mirror of Seduction - Prestigious pairs of Chinese Watches, Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva, pp. 78 - 81, and in Flights of Fancy - Mechanical Singing Birds by Sharon & Christian Bailly, p. 225..Exhibited.The Mirror of Seduction - Prestigious pairs of Chinese Watches, Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva, 15 May - 16 October 2010..View Lot Notes ›
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 15/11/2010
    Country : Suisse

    Christies #1376 - 2010-11 - Important watches
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 88

    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Movement : Others
    Case form : Others
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Central second

    Description : Lot Description.Frères Rochat and Jean-Georges Rémond. An extremely fine and rare 18K vari-colour gold and enamel musical singing bird box with centre seconds watch, made for the Chinese market.The movement stamped FR for Frères Rochat, the case stamped GRC for Jean-Georges Rémond, circa 1815.Gilt-finished movements incorporating three different mechanisms, including chain fusée and cylindrical bellows for the singing bird automaton, controlled by a stack of 8 cams, separate watch movement with cylinder escapement, plain three arm balance, musical pin barrel with two stacks of ten vibrating steel plates, entirely engine-turned geometrical and floral decorated rectangular-shaped box with rounded corners, black champlevé enamel and chased scroll and foliage decorated sides, corners and borders, top with chased and raised two colour gold foliage, floral and fruit decoration, the hinged oval lid with finely painted polychrome enamel bouquet of flowers, opening to reveal the singing bird and a gold engraved grill, activated on request, the bird will rotate on its axis, flap its wings and tail and turn its head, in time to a realistically imitated bird song, the bird also set with realistic multi-coloured feathers, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, hinged front panel with glazed aperture with diamond-set bezel revealing the white enamel dial, Roman numerals, sweep centre seconds, hinged panel to the left side revealing the key compartment, levers to front and back panels to activate the singing bird and musical mechanisms, bottom plate centred by a chased and black champlevé enamel trophy of music, movement plate stamped FR for Frères Rochat, case stamped GRC for Jean-Georges Rémond.95 mm. x 60 mm. x 25 mm..Provenance.Collection A La Vieille Russie, Inc., New York.Literature.Prominently illustrated in Flights of Fancy - Mechanical Singing Birds by Sharon & Christian Bailly, p. 246.Exhibited.Antique Automatons, A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Pestalozzi Foundation of America, November 3 - December 5, 1950, A La Vieille Russie, Inc., 785 Fifth Avenue, New York, Cat. 82, Fig. 22..View Lot Notes ›
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 09/10/2010
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #241 - 2010-10 - Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 458

    the empress josephine singing bird box by Les Freres Rochat.Les Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 116
    Movement : Others
    Case form : Rectangle
    Reference Detail : BOOKS AUTOMATA

    Description : C. Rectangular jewel box with a gold framework (master mark JI) chased with leaf decoration, enclosing mother of pearl panels.at the sides and base, the center containing the movements with concealed winding hole for the bird in the base and for the.music at the front with a gold shutter, at each side a silk-lined compartment with hinged mother of pearl cover, six gold bun feet.(one lacking), surmounted by a very fine octagonal filigree gold birdcage with foliate and pinecone finials, opening door to the.front, mirrored base, two feeding bowls, one glazed and containing seed..M. The singing bird movement: 76 x 40 x 33 mm., gilt brass, in two tiers, massive cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, circular.bellows, eight cams and a piston with sliding whistle for the song's modulation, the multicoloured feathered bird on a ring perch.decorated with gold foliage, the bird with flapping wings, wagging tail, opening beak and rotating on its axis, long duration of.singing, rack for rotating the bird on its axis, large fly governor..Musical Movement: 80 x 50 x 15 mm., bedplate with pinned brass cylinder, steel comb, going barrel and fly-controlled wheel.train, playing two tunes released and changed by levers in the back of the case, metal protecting box housing the movement..Signatures: Bird movement: punched FR twice - within an oval, No.116. Punched French hallmarks. Maker’s mark: JI..Dim. 21 x 11 x 17.78 cm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 16/11/2008
    Country : Suisse

    Sothebys #GE0804 - 2008-11 - Important Watches
    Genève
    Lot ID : 77

    FR


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Condition : Good
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 433 SINGING BIRD MECHANISM ALL FUNCTIONS APPEAR FULLY OPERATIONAL WHILE CATALOGUING

    Description : Singing bird mechanism running and all functions appear fully operational while cataloguing. Case in a very well preserved condition. An interesting example of craftmanship for singing bird boxes. Overall a rare singing bird box in a very well preserved condition.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 23/04/2008
    Country : États-Unis

    Sothebys #N08433 - 2008-04 - Important Watches
    New York
    Lot ID : 36

    FR


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 430 EXAMPLE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BIRD
    Movement : Mechanical
    Case form : Oval

    Description : A lovely and rare example, highly collectible. The bird is operational, however it will require some restoration. Mechanically, there are several issues. There are leaks in the leather which is a replacement. It is missing its relief pink and valve. The lid does not lift fully. The piston sticks. The bird's eyes are missing. The lift lever is loose. There is epoxy blue throughout from a prior restoration. There are three screws holding down the mask around the bird and they are replacements. T he pins are missing. Many of the other screws are not original and should be replaced by ones of higher quality. The movement is stamped FR within and oval as well as 43 and G within a cartouche, Swiss control. The box requires a male winding key, which is now lacking. The buyer will have to find or make a replacement. The Case – the gold work is of high quality. The lid has a rich patina and the cashing is extremely crisp and well defined, suggesting it has been well looked after.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 23/04/2006
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #113 - 2006-04 - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 87

    Oiseau Chanteur.Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 457
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Three-body, by C.I, rectangular with rounded corners, the top with applied varicolored floral and foliate patterns, the spring-loaded.bird cover finely painted on enamel with bouquet of flowers, engine-turned side panels with edges of applied green gold laurel leaf pattern.back panel hinged to reveal key compartment, slide in the front to activate the rising of the bird, which rotates, turns its head.opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves its tail. The bird is facing the inside of the mirror-polished, concave medallion, which enlarges.the bird in its reflection, gold engraved grill..Singing bird movement. 74 x 41 mm, rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's.modulation, cams rotating four times per song and lifting one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing, typical Rochat.lifting mechanism by additional cam gathering four pins on the lifting cam wheel. Complicated rising of the bird’s medallion and the.bird with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric socket to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. This complicated.mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the bird and medallion, and its speed..Stamped FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism, along with the number, the box punched with maker’s mark and Geneva.quality mark..Dim. 78 x 52 mm..To be sold without reserve
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 23/04/2006
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #113 - 2006-04 - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 300

    Lac Leman.Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 642
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Rectangular, entirely made with tortoiseshell.key compartment to the rear.hinged gold and painted on enamel oval.bird cover decorated with a view of Lake.Geneva. M. Rectangular, 70 x 39 mm.brass, turned pillars, fusee and chain.rectangular bellows, the multi-colored.feathered bird with moving head, flapping.wings, opening beak and moving.tail, eight cams controlling the piston.and the bird's beak and tail, two additional.for the other movements, gold.grille pierced and engraved with foliate.decoration..Movement stamped JFR within an oval..Dim. 83 x 56 x 22 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 02/04/2006
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #114 - 2006-04 - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 402

    La le


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 120
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Four-body, the center of the front lid with aperture for large very finely painted on enamel medallion.with flowers and fruits, which when lifted reveals two birds rising over a realistically painted enamel nest.with straw and flowers and champlevé enamel border. Between them is a vase with diamond-set flowers.at which the birds appear to peck. The birds rotate, turn their heads, move their heads back and forth.lean forward, flap their wings and and tails and open their beaks to sing, one after the other. The top panel.decorated with gold scrolling and champlevé foliate and floral patterns against pink champlevé enamel.outer edges and aperture set with half pearls, one side hinged revealing the key compartment. Side panels.and the base decorated with translucent green enamel over double pattern engine-turning with frames.of white and pink champlevé enamel and blue enamel flowers..M. Rectangular, 100 x 65 mm. brass, large going barrel, twelve cams and a whistle with sliding piston for.the song’s modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long.duration of singing. Addfitional set of four cams mounted on the extension of the third wheel for controlling.the bird movement. Cam and fusee-like chain controlling the raising of the medallion and the birds..Punched with the maker’s mark FR and serial number on the inside of the front plate..Diam. 105 x 72 x 40 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 13/11/2005
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #103 - 2005-11 - Important Watches, Pocket Watches and Clocks
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 249

    Singing Bird Necessaire.Les Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 135 MAINSPRING CARRISOL GENEVE 1811 MUSIC
    Movement : Others
    Case form : Round

    Description : The Case: In the form of a scallop shell, the body of cast, chased and richly gilt-metal, standing upon four winged lion’s paw feet beneath.a ring of flower-heads, the band decorated in high relief with pendant swags, floral garlands and laurel-leaf sprays with alternating large.and small carved and inset mother-of-pearl cameo portrait busts of classical form, the larger each surmounted by a single cabochon.turquoise. Scalloped rear corners with musical trophies and applied bearded masks. The hinged lid with a raised edge band of ribbon.foliage beneath turquoise set garlands and a further band of flower heads with an acanthus lip retaining the large carved, polished and.engraved natural scallop shell (barely visible hairline) set with further crescent and oval patterns in cabochon turquoise. The lid is.released by depressing the small central carved cameo, and opens to reveal the velvet and pink silk tray housing the assortment of.instruments de couture including 2 scissors, a knife, thimble, bodkin case, bobbin, scent bottle, propelling pencil and thread/pill cases.etc., all in two-colour gold with chased decoration and set with cabochon turquoise, with a bound silk protecting cushion and an inset.mirror within the lid, partly relieved to clear the bird set-off lever..The Singing Bird Movement: The rectangular movement with brass plates, fusee and chain, eight cams and a piston with.sliding whistle for the song's modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration.of singing. The multicolored feathered bird with moving wings, beak, tail and turning head and rotating on its axis, with the inside of.the medallion mirror polished and concave, enlarging the bird in its reflection, the internal grill bright-cut engraved. Cam-controlled raising.of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric bushing to regulate the speed of the opening.and closing. The bird cover of gold, decorated with an assortment of summer flowers on a deep brown ground is opened, the bird.raised and set in motion, and the song started with a sliding frame affixed to the lid of the lacquered metal protecting box housing the.movement, and released by the detent in the necessaire tray..Musical Movement: Brass bedplate and pin barrel, with a comb of 93 steel teeth, mounted in groups of three, with an additional single.bass tongue. Going barrel and fly-controlled wheel train. Playing two tunes released by detents in the back of the case. Both mechanisms.screwed to a wooden base plate to maximise the sound resonance..Signatures.Bird movement: FR - within an oval, No.135. Mainspring: Carrisol a Geneve 1811..Music movement: Numbered 1315. Scratched initials AP. Mainspring: Perret..Gold instruments: Punched French hallmarks for the period 1809 - 1819..Maker’s mark: CLD incuse for Charles Louis Desserre..Dim. 180 x 150 x 880 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 31/05/2005
    Country : Hong Kong

    Christies #2191 - 2005-05 - Important watches
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 2100

    FRERES ROCHAT. A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH QUARTER REPEATING AND STRIKING CENTRE SECONDS CLOCK WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : / 17
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Mother-of-pearl
    Case form : Rectangle
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Central second

    Description : Lot Description.FRERES ROCHAT. A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH QUARTER REPEATING AND STRIKING CENTRE SECONDS CLOCK WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET.Signed Freres Rochat, No. /17, Case stamped within a Lozenge GR for Georges Reymond, Geneve, circa 1815.With complex gilt-finished movements incorporating three different mechanisms, including chain fusée and rectangular bellows for the singing bird automaton, separate watch movement with cylinder escapement, plain three arm balance, quarter repeating and striking on two steel gongs, musical pin barrel with sixteen tuned teeth, all surmounted by polished steel or blued steel lever work, the rectangular shaped box with translucent blue enamel on gulloché background to the lid centred by a finely painted enamel floral scene, the oval lid hinged to reveal the singing bird, activated only on request, the bird will rotate on its axis, flap its wings and tail, turn its head and open its beak, in time to a realistically imitated bird song, the bird also set with realistic multi-coloured feathers, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, the four sides of the case similarly decorated in translucent blue enamel over guilloché background with green and white enamel motifed borders, each of the four corners decorated with engraved shaped stylised urns accented with turqoise, white and black enamel, the base also centred with translucent blue enamel on guilloché background with pale blue and translucent yellow enamel decorated border, the front panel hinged to reveal a centre seconds clock watch, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, levers above to activate repeating mechanism and also for strike/silent mode, levers to activate the singing bird and musical mechanisms are placed at the opposite panel of the box, one side lid also hinged as a compartment to hold the key, movement signed and numbered, case stamped, with the original red leather protective travelling box.90x63x32 mm..Pre-Lot Text.AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST.View Lot Notes ›
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 03/05/2005
    Country : Hong Kong

    Sothebys #HK0218 - 2005-05 - Important Watches
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 1623

    A MAGNIFICIENT AND RARE GOLD, ENAMEL AND SPLIT PEARL MUSICAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH QUARTER REPEATING CENTRE SECONDS WATCH, FR


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Wrist Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Mother-of-pearl
    Complications : Central second
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    Sale date : 06/06/2004
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #71 - 2004-06 - Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 484

    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 457
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Three-body, by C.I, rectangular with rounded corners, the top with applied varicolored floral and foliate patterns, the spring-loaded bird cover finely painted on enamel with bouquet of flowers, engine-turned side panels with edges of applied green gold laurel leaf pattern, back panel hinged to reveal key compartment, slide in the front to activate the rising of the bird, which rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves its tail. The bird is facing the inside of the mirror-polished, concave medallion, which enlarges the bird in its reflection, gold engraved grill.Singing bird movement. 74 x 41mm, rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation, cams rotating four times per song and lifting one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing, typical Rochat lifting mechanism by additional cam gathering four pins on the lifting cam wheel. Complicated rising of the bird’s medallion and the bird with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric socket to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. This complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the bird and medallion, and its speed.Stamped FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism, along with the number, the box punched with maker’s mark and Geneva quality mark.Dim. 78 x 52 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 06/06/2004
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #71 - 2004-06 - Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 227

    Helen and Paris Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Wrist Watch
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 56
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Mother-of-pearl
    Case form : Rectangle
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Minute repeater, Central second

    Description : C. Four-body, rectangular with rounded corners, predominately in translucent scarlet enamel over basket engine-turning, the borders with champlevé black, blue and white floral decoration. The top panel with oval medallion concealing the bird very finely painted on enamel with Helen and Paris within half-pearl-set frame. When the bird cover is opened, the bird rises and begins to move and the song starts, being activated by a slide in the edge of the case. The articulated bird sings, rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves its tail. D. White enamel, Roman numerals with minute and seconds dot divisions. Blued-steel spearhead hands. M. 16 x 65 mm, rectangular, brass, going barrel, cylinder escapement with brass escape wheel, gold three-arm balance, blued-steel flat balance spring, repeating on two rectangular-shaped straight gongs via a gold bolt at the base of the box.The singing bird movement: Small rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing, the multi-colored feathered bird with moving wings, beak, tail, and turning head rotates on its axis. It is reflected on the inside of the medallion which is mirror-polished and concave, enlarging the bird in its reflection. Cam-controlled rising of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train terminated with a pinion in eccentric adjustable bushing to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. This complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the order and speed of the bird rising and the medallion opening. Musical movement. Pin barrel playing with two stacks of eight tuned teeth each, with grasshopper-shaped vibratingtuned blades.Stamped 'FR in oval and numbered on the movement.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 06/06/2004
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #71 - 2004-06 - Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 489

    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Movement : Others
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Rectangular with rounded corners, elaborately chased and engraved with central engine-turned field and blue enamel flowers, central octagonal pearl-set frame to the spring-loaded cover, which is chased and engraved with a turquoise-set basket of flowers. Hinged lid opening to reveal finely engine-turned gold plate with winding apertures for musical movement and bird song and movement, sector for speed regulation, marked «V/L». Engine-turned sides with blue enamel accents, the corners with chased and enraved blue enamel floral motifs, hinged key compartment on one end. Two slides on the front, the first for selecting music or bird song. the second for activating the box. M. 65 x 47 x 19 mm, rectangular, gilt brass, going barrel and fusee.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 24/04/2004
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #51 - 2004-04 - Exceptional Horological Sale Celebrating Antiquorum's 30th Aniversary
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 95

    The Duet Charles Abraham Bruguier, Geneva, No. 61, ebauche from Freres Rochat, circa 1840. Magnificent and highly important gilt bronze miniature singing bird cage with center-seconds petite son-nerie clock, the two birds singing on the hour or at will.


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Clock
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 61 EBAUCHE
    Case material : Bronze
    Case form : Octogonal
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Central second

    Description : C. Octagonal base, side panels very finely chased with roses and scrolling, molded cornice and sub-base, clock in the front surrounded by a chiseled bezel, front panel with winding, setting, and regulating arbors, activation lever at the left edge. The cage, following the shape of the base, supported on four sets of two Corinthian columns, the cage itself formed of filigree gilt screens of geometrical and foliate pattern. The dome stands on a molded gilt base, matching the lower part, the eight panels of the dome formed of alternating segments of geometrical and foliate pierced panels, the gold cage floor pierced and engraved with scrolling and rosette in the center. Inside two nightingales rest on two gilt bars. Gilt ring handle mounted in gilt finial set in double leaf rosette, winged dragon feet.D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Gold Breguet hands.M. Circular, 46.8 mm, brass, early bridge calibre, hanging barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance with blued steel flat balance spring, rack and pinion regulator. Singing bird movement: Octagonal, 93 x 80 mm, brass, fusee and chain, circular bellows, six-wheel train (including fusee), 3rd wheel arbor set with eight spring-loaded cams which make 4 revolutions per song - they mostly control the singing, the extension of its arbor is fixed with a set of four cams, 4-step cam at the top which changes the position of the cams at each turn. The top cams control the movements of the birds, 2-wing governor with adjustable weights set on a worm (endless) gear.Numbered and punched with fleur-de-lis marks on each plate. Dim. Height 310 mm, base 135 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 11/10/2003
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #44 - 2003-10 - Exceptional horologic works of art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 91

    Movement punched FR (Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 333
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Two-body, hinged base revealing a compartment, decorated in translucent imperial blue enamel over engine-turning, set with fine gold paillon flower garlands, the bird cover with a painted on enamel flower bouquet,winding aperture at the top lid.Singing bird movement: 74 x 41 mm, rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing via L-shaped lever lifted by a cam set on a separate arbor with 4 notches entered by a pin on a wheel set under the bird cams - the final Rochat arrangement. Cam-controlled raising of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric bushing to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. The complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the bird and medallion, and its speed.Stamped FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism.Dim. 95 x 60 x 49 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 11/10/2003
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #44 - 2003-10 - Exceptional horologic works of art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 88

    Nightingale and Fledglings. FR (Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Clock
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 228 PROBABLY
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Octogonal
    Dial color : Enamel
    Complications : Alarm, Central second

    Description : C. Octagonal base, side panels very finely painted on enamel with lakeside scenes, watch in the front surrounded by green enamel plaque painted with garlands of flowers and red ribbons, back with bouquet of flowers, chased and engraved gold background, canted corners with azure enamel plaques applied to a chased and foliate engraved gold background, spring-loaded front panel reveals winding and setting arbors, striking/silence lever, singing/silence lever, activation lever at the left edge. The cage, following the shape of the base, supported on four sets of two Corinthian columns in rose gold with yellow gold capitals and floral bases, mesh wire screen at the base, the cage itself formed of rose gold lances. The dome stands on a gold and chased ribbon bordered with black champlevé enamel, with alternating diamonds and azure enamel segments centered by gold leaves, the eight panels of the dome formed of alternating segments of gold wire mesh with applied painted on enamel flower garlads and pierced and florally engraved gold segments separated by half-round gold wire with translucent imperial blue enamel, the base of the dome decorated with translucent red, green, and blue enamel over flinqué forming flowers, foliage and a setting sun, the gold cage floor pierced and engraved with arches and a fleur-de-lis pattern. Inside a nightingale rests on a gold bar, a gold wire mesh nest with two baby birds resting on a green enamel pedestal painted with flowers. Gold ring handle mounted in gold finial decorated with painted on enamel flowers on a pale green ground, gold neck, gold ball feet.D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel Breguet hands.M. Rectangular 45 x 30 mm, brass, fixed barrels, cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance with flat balance spring, striking based on a single cam with each of the 12 hour notches divided into three for quarters, striking on two bells, hour-hammer pusher lifted after striking hours, pinion governor set in eccentric bushing for speed regulation.Singing bird movement. Octagonal, 86 x 72 mm, brass, reversed fusee and chain, rectangular bellows, six-wheel train (including fusee), 3rd wheel arbor set with eight spring-loaded cams which make 4 revolutions per song - they mostly control the singing, the extension of its arbor is fixed with a set of six cams and a pusher for the Maltese cross set on the 4th wheel and fitted with loosely revolving 4-step cam at the top which changes the position of the cams at each turn. The top cams control the movements of the birds, 2-wing governor with adjustable weights set on a worm (endless) gear.Signed and numbered on both sides of the singing-bird movement and on front plate of the watch movement.Dim. Height 271 mm, base 98 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 11/10/2003
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #44 - 2003-10 - Exceptional horologic works of art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 87

    The Nightingale. Attributed to Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Octogonal

    Description : C. Octagonal base and side panels finely painted with bouquet of flowers and fruits, with translucent imperial blue enamel background over wavy engine-turning, canted corners of translucent imperial blue enamel over elaborate engine-turning, the cage, following the shape, standing on a gold ribbon bordered with azure champlevé enamel, with filigree wire pattern centered by split-pearl rosette,supported on azure enamel Corinthian columns with yellow gold capitals surmounted by gold and blue enamel vases with bases of enamel simulating black marble, the eight panels of the dome made of alternating sectors of filigree floral gold pattern set with split pearls and enamel simulating sapphires, and sectors with filigree scrolling. Inside, a gold bar with very realistic nightingale.Gold ring handle mounted in gold finial with azure enamel, gold paw feet. Singing bird movement. Octagonal, 81 x 80 mm, brass, fusee and chain, circular bellows, six-wheel train (including fusee), 3rd wheel arbor set with eight spring-loaded cams which make 4 revolutions per song - controlling the singing and the bird's movements, the lifting of the cams facilitated by a gear revolving on the same 3rd wheel arbor but with a different speed, 2-wing governor set on a worm (endless) gear with adjustable weights.Dim. Height 179 mm, base 91 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 12/04/2003
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #36 - 2003-04 - Collector's Pocket Watches, Wristwatches, Clocks
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 471

    Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 456
    Case material : Brass
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Three-body, rectangular with rounded corners, the top with applied varicolored floral and foliate patterns with two butterflies and four Cornucopias with flowers, the spring-loaded bird cover finely painted on enamel with bouquet of flowers, engine turned side panels with edges of applied green gold laurel leaf pattern, back panel hinged to reveal key compartment, slide in the front to activate raising of the bird, which rotates, turns its head, opens its beak, flaps its wings and moves itsail. The bird is facing the inside of the medallion which is mirror polished and concave, enlarging the bird in its reflection, gold engraved grill.Singing bird movement. 74x41mm, rectangular brass, fusee and chain, eight cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song's modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing. Cam-controlled raising of the bird medallion and the bird, with five-wheel train finished by a pinion in eccentric bushing to regulate the speed of the opening and closing. The complicated mechanism allows for precision control of the raising of the birand medallion, and its speed. Stamped FR in an oval on the back of the bird mechanism. Dim. 78x52mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 19/03/2003
    Country : États-Unis

    Antiquorum #34 - 2003-03 - Collector's Pocket Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks
    New York
    Lot ID : 198

    Attributable to Bruguier with Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C.rectangular with curved side panels, engine turned on the four sides and the bottom with foliate engraved pattern, top panel decorated with painted on enamel flowers with gold scrolling, center with oval aperture with foliate chasing for the bird lid decorated with finely painted on enamel bouquet of flowers on azure ground.M. rectangular, brass, fusee and chain, eight air and song cams, rectangular bellows.Dim. 80 x 55 x 29 mmPunched FR on the back plate of the movement.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 19/10/2002
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #31 - 2002-10 - Exceptional Horological Works of Art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 137

    Attributable to Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 151 PARIS
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Hinged eight-link bracelet, each link entirely decorated with black and white champlevé enamel with foliate and floral motifs, center with rectangular box of scalloped edges decorated en suite with oval aperture for the bird cover finely painted with an allegory of Autumn represented by a young woman with grapes, gold grill engraved with repeated geometrical pattern, spring-loaded catch. M. Rectangular, small, 57 x 44 mm., brass, reversed fusee and chain, six tune cams between the plates, rotating four times, and three over the back plate for the bird, round bellows, unusual mechanism allowing the bird to sing with closed lid. Dim. Length 200 mm., bracelet width 40 mm., box: 65 x 50 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 19/10/2002
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #31 - 2002-10 - Exceptional Horological Works of Art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 138

    Attributable to Freres Rochat, Geneva, circa 1815. Very rare and exceptional 18K gold and enamel singing bird watch.


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Clock
    Period : 19thx
    Case form : Round
    Dial color : Enamel

    Description : C. Three-body, massive, back centered with aperture for the bird cover of chased and engraved gold depicting a bird perched on a branch of a blossoming tree, translucent dark blue enamel frame with gold scrolling decoration, border with azure and scarlet enamel in geometrical pattern with gold acanthus leaves, reeded bezels, band with rhomboidal pattern of blue enamel alternating with azure circles on matted gold ground, bezel with translucent dark blue enamel and gold scrolling motifs. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, winding aperture at 11 o’clock. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 56 mm., gilt brass, full plate, both the going train and singing bird train driven from the same going barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance with flat balance spring. Singing bird movement: six cams controlling all movements except the swiveling of the bird and the bellows, turning by a cam set on the back plate on the extension of the same arbor, bellows by the eccentric drive of the extension of the last wheel before the fly governor, the bird swivels, moves tail, flaps wings, opens beak, circular bellows Diam. 66 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 19/10/2002
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #31 - 2002-10 - Exceptional Horological Works of Art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 46

    La le


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Watch ID : 120
    Case form : Rectangle

    Description : C. Four-body, the center of the front lid with aperture for large very finely painted on enamel medallion with flowers and fruits, which when lifted reveals two birds rising over a realistically painted enamel nest with straw and flowers and champlevé enamel border. Between them is a vase with diamond-set flowers, at which the birds appear to peck. The birds rotate, turn their heads, move their heads back and forth, lean forward, flap their wings and and tails and open their beaks to sing, one after the other. The top panel decorated with gold scrolling and champlevé foliate and floral patterns against pink champlevé enamel, outer edges and aperture set with half pearls, one side hinged revealing the key compartment. Side panels and the base decorated with translucent green enamel over double pattern engine-turning with frames of white and pink champlevé enamel and blue enamel flowers. M. Rectangular, 100 x 65 mm. brass, large going barrel, twelve cams and a whistle with sliding piston for the song’s modulation. The cams rotate four times per song and lift one step every rotation, allowing a long duration of singing. Addfitional set of four cams mounted on the extension of the third wheel for controlling the bird movement. Cam and fusee-like chain controlling the raising of the medallion and the birds. Punched with the maker’s mark FR and serial number on the inside of the front plate. Diam. 105 x 72 x 40 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 19/10/2002
    Country : Suisse

    Antiquorum #31 - 2002-10 - Exceptional Horological Works of Art
    Geneva
    Lot ID : 45

    Geneva, attributable to Fr


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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Period : 19thx
    Case material : Yellow Gold
    Case form : Others

    Description : C. Made entirely of gold and enamel in the form of a double-barreled flintlock pistol, conjoined hexagonal barrels in translucent dark blue enamel over flinqué with gold scrollwork simulating damascene work, the opening set with diamonds and terminating with hinged panel enameled on the outside with black enamel and inside painted with a bird among flowers, the gold pan sides with rectangular gold plaques with concave corners, one depicting a sleeping lion, the other an antelope with black enamel border in diamond-set frame, the bottom of the pan decorated with a pattern of alternating straps of gold and black enamel, the grips with translucent scarlet enamel over engine-turning with pearl-set rosette in the middle with rose-cut diamond in the center, lower edge set with half pearls, upper edge decorated with wreath of laurel leaves made of graduated half pearls and black enamel, the back of the grip decorated with gold and black enamel fine crossing pattern with scrolling set with graduated half pearls. The top edge set with half pearls, gold matted and engraved hammers, the head of the flint vise engraved with lion’s heads, gold vise nuts terminated with diamonds, agate flints, gold pan covers mirror polished inside and engraved with acanthus leaves on the outside with their springs terminating with diamonds, opening under the right pan cover for sound, three barrel-like ramrod pipes, the ramrod containing the key for the watch. M. Rectangular, two tier, each slightly different, 115 x 29 mm, brass, reversed fusee and chain, six cams set on the extension of the second wheel arbor controlling the sound (whistle), the bird’s movements (turning, flapping wings, opening the beak and moving tail) controlled by two cams set on the same arbor between the plates, unusual mechanism for lifting and retrieving the bird, where both functions have their own mechanisms, each with its own spring, circular bellows. Punched with unidentified mark on chain ring of one of the pistols. Dim. Length 145 mm., width 38 mm.
    Freres Rochat : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie
    Sale date : 10/06/1993
    Country : Hong Kong

    Antiquorum #136 - 1993-06 - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches,and Watches
    Hong Kong
    Lot ID : 474

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    Brand : Freres Rochat
    Model : Freres Rochat autres horlogerie

    Category : Autres
    Condition : Very good condition
    Period : 19thx

    Description : C. Two part, in blue translucent enamel over engineturning.front lateral panel slightly restored), the borders.and corners with champleve scrolled and floral.decoration, the enamelled lid painted with a fine bunch of.polychrome flowers against a light blue ground within a.split-pearl set frame. Hinged compartment for the key..Gold grille engraved with a bird an foliage. Multicoloured.feathered bird with moving body, wings, tait.opening beak and turning head. M. Brass plates, fusee.with chain, below and cams. Signed by the monogram.F.R. on the movement..In very good condition..Dim. 72 x 49 x 25 mm.