Lot No. 675 (91st Auction)
Moulinie et Legrandroy à Genève, Case No. 965, 52 mm, 143 g, circa 1865

A quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch with "Grand and Petit-Sonnerie" - with original key
Case: 18k rose gold, tiered, polished, reeded band, à goutte, pusher for repetition via pendant, slide with engraving "Q" or "H" for activating or stopping the Grand-Sonnerie at "1", slide with engraving "A" or "S" for activating or stopping the Petit-Sonnerie at "3", glazed movement. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, silvered, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, 2 barrels, gold screw compensation balance, steel train, counterpoised lever.

Moulinie et Le Grand Roy
The name "Moulinie" traces back to a company Moulinier & Bautte that produced pocket watch cases in Geneva during the last decade of the 18th century (1793-1802). From 1804 on the company - who now traded as "Moulinier, Bautte und Cie" - produced watches and was known for its high quality timekeepers from 1808 until 1821. The partners separated in 1826; Bautte founded "Bautte & Moynier" and Moulinier conducted his business as "Moulinier Aine & Cie.", which changed into "Moulinier Frères & Cie" after 1840. In 1862 the company exhibited during the World Exhibition in London as "Moulinie & Le Grand Roy" and was awarded a medal. Twenty years later the name was once again different and was now registered as "Le Grand Roy & Fils".
Estimate  8,500 - 12,000 €

Price Realised  10,000 €
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