Dürrstein & Co., Dresden / Louis Audemars à Genève, Case No. 47271, 59 mm, 212 g, circa 1884
An extremely rare, heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phase - made in 1884 by Louis Audemars company and sold to Dürrstein company in Dresden Case: 18k rose gold, tiered, polished, à goutte, gold dome, glazed movement, pusher for chronograph at "12", slide for repeating mechanism, five-piece lateral hinge. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, subsidiary dials for indications of the weekday, the date and the month under consideration of the leap year, cobaltblue enamelled moon phase disc with inlaid golden stars and moon, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: bridge movement, ébauche: Louis Audemars, frosted, gilt, finely matted, bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, screwed gold chatons, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
This watch is described and illustrated in: "Louis Benjamin Audemars - His Life and Work. The rise and fall of a watch making dynasty" by Hartmut Zantke, Leonberg 2003, p. 446pp.
Estimate 35,000 - 45,000 €
Price Realised 39,700 €
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