Moyse Gevril Fils, Le Locle, Case No. 1911, 53 mm, 120 g, circa 1810
A gentleman's early automatic pocket watch with early oscillating weight winding movement and regulator dial Case: 18k rose gold, polished, case maker's punch mark "JJ". Dial: regulator dial, enamel, enamel chapter ring with radial Roman hours, centre seconds, power reserve indicator at ''12'', gold Breguet hands. Movm.: oscillating weight winding movement, firegilt, frosted, ring balance, cylinder escapement.
Moyse Gevril (Moÿse - Gevrille) was born in 1749 in Le Locle as the son of Jacques Gevril. He lived in Crêt Vaillant near Le Locle and became a master watchmaker in 1784; Gevril created pocket watches with an automatic winding mechanism by an oscillating weight. e supplied watches to Ph. Du Bois & Fils and is recorded in their archives as having delivered 18 timekeepers, most likely with automatic winding systems. Moyse Gevril founded the company Moyse Gevril & Fils and died around 1791. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Gevril,_Moyse, as of 09/13/2015
Estimate 17,000 - 22,000 €
Price Realised 20,500 €
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