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673 672 Henri Grandjean & Cie., Le Locle, Movement No. 23226, Case No. 23226, 51 mm, 143 g, circa 1878  A gentleman’s minute repeating pocket watch with concealed miniature on ivory - for the South American market Case: 18K gold, engine-turned pattern, reeded band, engraved cartouche, two fitted and hinged back covers with pusher for separating them. Underneath is a very fine miniature under glass, painted on ivory: portrait of a young lady wearing a diadem and a pearl necklace decorated with gems; monogram signature “HCMC” lower right; numbered, signed and florally engraved gold dome, case maker’s punch mark “PF”, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued “Fleur de Lys” hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, nickel-plated, stripe-decorated, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, going barrel, pink gold train, signed, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Henri Grandjean (1803-1879) Swiss chronometer maker. Henri Grandjean was born in Le Locle on December 14, 1803. From 1824 until 1830 he was assigned the task of organizing the South American branches of his father’s company; in 1830 his brother Henri Gustave emigrated to Peru and was from then on in charge of these businesses. Henri Grandjean trained as a watchmaker in his home town. Around 1830 his factory “Henri Grandjean & Cie.” began to build ship’s chronometers that were modelled on the English chronometers. His business partner was Edouard Thévenaz; together with Louis Jean Richard and Ulysse Nardin Grandjean was the originator of the Swiss marine chronometer production. In 1831 Grandjean married Elise Montandon, the daughter of Isaac Pierre. He was granted permission to open watchmaking schools and founded the observatory at Neuchâtel. Later Grandjean went into politics and became representative and prefect of the city of Le Locle. In La-Chaux-de-Fonds he worked for the establishment of the Quartier-Neuf, which was finally built in 1855; his intention was to eliminate real estate speculation and to create low priced housing for working-class families. A street in Le Locle was named after him - the Rue Henri-Grandjean. Henri Grandjean died on March 21, 1879 in Le Locle. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Grandjean,_Henri, as of 03/31/2014  Henri Grandjean & Cie., Le Locle — 男仕三問懷錶,隱藏迷你象牙畫 像,針對南美洲市場 40420  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  10.000 - 12.000 EUR 11.000 - 13.300 USD 90.000 - 108.000 HKD Girard-Perregaux, La Chaux de Fonds, “Cronometro”, Case No. 21102, 52 mm, 119 g, circa 1865 A pocket chronometer with pivoted detent escapement and rare spherical balance spring - for the South American market. The movement of this watch is a precursor of Girard- Perregaux’ famous three-bridge movements. Case: 18k gold, polished, à goutte, costly engraved gold dome. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, gemstone-set arrow-shaped hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, nickel-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, pink gold train, bimetallic chronometer balance with 2 regulation screw nuts, 2 screws and 2 trepezoidal weights, blued spherical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. 芝柏錶 La Chaux de Fonds, “Cronometro” — 懷錶時計,附平衡振 盪擒縱及罕見的圓珠螺旋擺輪,針對南美洲市場。這是一款芝柏 錶著名三橋夾板機蕊的珍貴作品 40463  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  6.200 - 7.500 EUR 6.900 - 8.300 USD 55.800 - 67.500 HKD

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