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Lot No. 11
A collection of 2 gold hunting case pocket watches with repeater

Fritz Piguet & Bachmann à Genève, Movement No. 12135, Case No. 12135, 53 mm, 139 g, circa 1900

A fine minute repeating hunting case pocket watch - Chronomètre
Case: 18k gold, polished, à goutte, signed gold dome, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, nickel-plated, stripe-decorated, 31 jewels, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.

Fritz Piguet & Bachmann
The Geneva based company Fritz Piguet & Bachmann was the winner of a great many medals at international exhibitions and competitions. Company owners were Fritz Piguet and Louis Bachmann; the name was later changed to "Fritz Piguet & Bachmann, Genève, L. Bachmann successeur". It was most famous for its highly complicated watches - in 1893 a minute repeater with moon phase, perpetual calendar and chronograph function was delivered to the king of Romania. The company's "régleurs" were Fritz Piguet and renowned watchmaker A. Favre-Rochat. The company was taken over by Maison M. Bader in 1913.
Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Fritz_Piguet_%26_Bachm​ann, as of 03/19/2012
Estimate  2,800 - 5,000 €

Price Realised  5,800 €
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