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Lot 905

Breguet. No. 2330, a half quarter repeating sapphire cylinder pair cased watch, the silvered engine turned dial, signed Breguet below the twelve numeral, the gold inner and outer cases decorated in profuse guilloche enamel with floral scrolls on a claret ground for the Ottoman market, presented in a red Morocco leather covered case by Desoutter, together with a Breguet key and a length of gold watch chain, also included, Breguet certificate No. 2774, detailing the sale of the watch by Leroy Constantinople 1811, also a certificate from Breguet detailing various 19th Century repairs, carried out for S.E. Abraham Pacha and a Louis Desoutter invoice, dated 1928 detailing the sale to Mr Payne. There are further notes and labels attached suggesting a link with Sultan Sellim III and a mention of Napoleon, however these are fragmentary and as yet unsubstantiated

PROVENANCE
The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times..

Hammer: £46000

Lot 909

Plain silver pair cased verge watch with a later movement, signed John Retford, London, No. 8274, the silver champleve dial with later hands, 53mm diameter

PROVENANCE
The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times.

PROVENANCE
The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times..

Hammer: £280

Lot 917

Continental silver repousse pair cased verge watch, the movement signed Roget, London, No. 1192, the outer case decorated in relief with a scene of the flight into Egypt, 56mm diameter


Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times


Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times.

Hammer: £370

Lot 922

Le Roy Eleve de Breguet, a Continental gold and enamel cased verge watch for the Turkish market, the enamel dial with Turkish numerals, signed to the back plate Le Roy Eleve de Breguet, No. 4277, signed again to the dial in Turkish, the front case with foliate designs on a pink ground, the back similarly decorated surrounding a central vignette of a harbour scene, 49mm diameter


Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times


Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times.

Hammer: £2500

Lot 941

Plain silver pair cased verge watch, signed Jonathan Pilkington, Woolwich, No. 221, the enamel dial with Arabic numerals, the case hallmarked London 1803, 57mm diameter

Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times



Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times.

Hammer: £160