Lot 4223. Pocket watch: historically interesting, heavy gold savonnette with the Grande & Petit Sonnerie and Repetition, attributed to Henri Grandjean & Cie. (Le Locle), calibre Audemars No. 17880, a former possession of the counts of Platen-hall mouth (187

Sold:€ 7 000
Auction date:16.03.2019   16:30
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Lot 4223Pocket watch: historically interesting, heavy gold savonnette with the Grande & Petit Sonnerie and Repetition, attributed to Henri Grandjean & Cie. (Le Locle), calibre Audemars No. 17880, a former possession of the counts of Platen-hall mouth (187
Approx. 58mm, approx. 148g, 18K Gold Savonnette à goutte of particularly high quality, No. 17880, jump lid with exceptional engraving, motives of the stately hunting, precision decreased factory in top quality with Tandem-lift, choice of Grande Sonnerie and Petit Sonnerie and quarter repeating, very fine quality, probably the caliber of Louis Audemars, original enamel dial (hairline between the second scale and the edge), numbered on the back 17880 and signed "Emile Gabus", pink Golden hands, in the edge of the housing 2 lever for choosing between Grande Sonnerie and Petit Sonnerie as well as the possibility of deactivation of the striking mechanism, gait intact Repetition intact, Sonnerie strike movement is complete, but in need of refurbishment. The serial number 17880 is also found in the circuit boards, there is also a number 13806 (presumably the serial number to Henri Grandjean & Cie.). There is another, similar watch with this special percussion bridge, known, signed Henri Grandjean & Cie.. The watch came from the estate of a German count of Platen-hall mouth (1875-1944) and is since decades in the possession of the donee and not been used since. Therefore, an Overhaul/Revision is urgently needed!

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