Lot 4216. Pocket watch: important and probably unique highly complicated pocket watch with Grande & Petite Sonnerie, Repetition and music, watchmaker to the court of Louis Mallet, Paris, No. 1022/662, CA. 1820

Starting price: € 20 000
Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4216 | Pocket watch: important and probably unique highly complicated pocket watch with Grande & Petite Sonnerie, Repetition and music, watchmaker to the court of Louis Mallet, Paris, No. 1022/662, CA. 1820
Approx. 59mm, approx. 147g, 18K Gold, guilloche, rändiert, French gold hallmarks, case in almost immaculate and completely original condition, case number 662, dust cover signed and numbered, movement number 1022, signed by Louis Mallet a Paris, 3 spring houses: 1. Gait, 2. for the Grande & Petite Sonnerie-percussion in combination with the repeater, which is only triggered by the push of a button in the Pendant, 3. for the music work. Extremely high work quality with cylinder escapement, shock protection, and temperature compensation, and high quality dial made of silver, precipitated Breguet-style steel hands, fully functional and in outstanding original condition, Museum piece. The clock was investigated in 2018 fully and all functions were tested. The highly complicated work is complete and feasible, and recommended a Revision. We will have no further French clock watch of this quality and design is known. Comparable a complicated French clocks were made in this time only Breguet and his environment. From the literature, a further pocket watch, a similar construction is known only to be described by Yves Droz and Joseph Flores: "Montre à Grandes Complications-Sonnerie au Passage-Repetition-Musique" (at this point many thanks to Mr. Christian Pfeiffer-Belli). Louis Mallet (to 1790 watchmaker until 1824 recorded in Paris) was appointed clockmaker to the Duke of Orleans, later king Louis Philippe. In the "Almanach du Commerce de Paris," he was listed as L. Mallet et Compagnie in the Rue J(ean. J(aques). Rousseau No. 16.

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