June 30, 2020 Fine Pocket Watch
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Rare and Important Henri Grandjean & Co. Grande Sonnerie "Clock-Watch" with Minute Repeater in a beautifully hand decorated 18k Yellow Gold Hunting Case with engraved birds and flowers. Circa 1880. Complications include minute repeater, leap year perpetual calendar, moon phase and a quarter-hour passing strike chime that can also be silenced. Hand engraved silver dial with gold accents, black Roman numerals, 4 subsidiary dials and blued steel spade hands. The watch is triple signed, being marked "Hri. Grandjean & Co. Locle" on the dial, case and movement. The case is fully hallmarked and numbered 37932, as is the movement. The cuvette is engraved "No. 37932 Federico Widmer Guatemala", and opens to reveal the movement under glass. The case measures 57mm in diameter. Gross weight is 206.0 grams. This watch is in excellent working order.



HENRI GRANDJEAN (1803 - 1879) Swiss chronometer-maker. Established in Le Locle, Switzerland, in 1824, Grandjean Henri et Compagnie S.A. was a specialist manufacturer of pocket watches with grande and petite sonnerie, and marine chronometers. Henri Grandjean was a founder of the Neuch√Ętel Observatory in 1858, and the recipient of numerous First Class medals and awards. Alongside Ulysse Nardin and Louis Richard, he was one of the first to establish marine chronometer manufacturing in Switzerland.

Condition: (Excellent).
Name
Value
Case Material
18k Yellow Gold.
Case Type
Hunter Case, hand engraved.
Case Diameter
57mm.
Case Number
37932.
Dial
Silver, engraved with gilt decoration.
Chapter
Roman, black.
Subsidiary Dials
4 (Day, Month/Leap Year, Date, Constant Seconds/Moonphase).
Hands
Blued Steel Spade.
Movement
Keyless Lever, No. 37932, under glass.
Complications
Grande Sonnerie with Strike/Silence Lever, Minute Repeater, Leap Year Perpetual Calendar & Moonphase
Signed
(Triple Signed) "Hri. Grandjean & Cie., Locle" on dial, case and movement.
Gross Weight
206 grams.
Condition
Excellent working order.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $61,200.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 32
Auction closed on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
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