Lot No. 666 (91st Auction)
Charles Edouard Jacot, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Movement No. 8825, Case No. 8825, 55 mm, 136 g, circa 1875

A gentleman's key winding pocket watch for the North American market - with original box
Case: 18k gold, engine-turned, reeded band, engine-turned, numbered and signed gold dome. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: half plate movement, patented movement construction, keywind, nickel-plated, decorated, signed, screwed gold chatons, "Patented Sept. 1859", 5 jewels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.

Charles Edouard Jacot des Combes (1817-1897)
He had a reputation as specialist in the field of escapements; the renowned innovator worked in Switzerland after having worked and researched in his uncle's factory in the United States for 20 years. His most influential and most commonly used patent was the "Jacot duplex escapement" (also known as the Chinese duplex escapement).
Estimate  3,700 - 4,500 €

Price Realised  4,100 €
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