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395 394 Louis-Elisée Piguet, Les Brassus, Movement No. 1911, Case No. 1911, 56 mm, 154 g, circa 1884 A heavy Swiss minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with quarter hour self strike, sold to Louis Audemars, Les Brassus (Movement No. 15367) Case: 18k gold, polished, gold dome, case maker’s punch mark “GS” (George Stockwell / Stockwell & Co. Ltd., Birmingham), pusher for repetition at “6”, lever for choosing between “Sonnerie” and “Silence”. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, signed, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, Geneva quality hallmark, 2 barrels, tandem winding with mirror polished click on the top, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Two comparable watches are illustrated in: “Louis Benjamin Audemars - Sein Leben und Werk. Aufstieg und Niedergang einer Uhrmacherdynastie” by Hartmut Zantke, Leonberg, 2003, p. 424 ff. Louis-Elisée Piguet, Les Brassus — 厚實的瑞士三問獵式懷錶,附大 自鳴,由Louis Audemars, Les Brassus購得(機蕊號 15367) 40153  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  10.000 - 20.000 EUR 11.000 - 22.000 USD 90.000 - 180.000 HKD Tiffany & Co., New York / Geneva, Movement No. 18294, Case No. 18294, 53 mm, 166 g, circa 1888  A minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with split seconds chronograph Case: 18k gold, polished, à goutte, gold dome with presentation engraving: “Ten Eyck Wendell Sept 14th 1889”, pusher for chronograph at “2” and via crown, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, nickel-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, finely ground, bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, signed, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Tiffany & Co. In 1874 Tiffany & Co. started a watch factory in Geneva, which lasted about 4 years (low production). Patek, Philippe & Co. assumed the management of their Geneva watch business. The watch machinery was returned to America. Lit.: Gilbert, Engle, Shugart “Price Guide to Watches 2007”, Mount Pleasant, USA, page 549. The Wendell family descents from Evert Jansen Wendell, who came to America from Embden in 1640; he is mentioned in the early records of the province New Netherland located on the East Coast of the country. Evert Jansen Wendell settled and became the founder of a distinguished family that is now one of the oldest families in the State of New York. Ten Eyck Wendell was born at Cazenovia in 1857; in 1880 he graduated as B.A. from Yale and received the degree of LL.B. in 1882 from Columbia College Law School. Ten Eyck Wendell had a country home in Cazenovia but was also an avid traveller; he was a member of the Union and St. Nicholas clubs. 蒂芙尼公司 紐約/日內瓦 — 三問獵式懷錶,附追針計時碼錶 40962  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51  10.000 - 15.000 EUR 11.000 - 16.500 USD 90.000 - 135.000 HKD

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