Lot No. 369* (93rd Auction)
class=Normal> Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Movement No. 51702, Case No. 924, 51 mm, 88 g, circa 1906
class=Normal> A decorative Swiss for shooting contests "Tir Cantonal Neuchâtel 1906", the case by Huguenin Frères according to a layout by Louys Chatelain. With a bowl of the "Compagnie des Mousquetaires Neuchâtelois 1476" and original box and certificate
class=Normal> Case: silver, lavishly engraved. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, gold screw compensation balance.
class=Normal> The expertly finished case bears the Huguenin and Louys Chatelain signatures and shows the city arms of Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Môtiers, Boudry and La Chaux-de-Fonds – this shooting competition took place right in the heart of Swiss watchmaking country. The watch was created in the famous workshop of Ulysse Nardin and matches the occasion – the dial has different shades of brown and the hands are elaborately modelled in the shape of a gold and brown crossbow. In loving detail even the second hand has the form of a tiny arrow. The finely gilt movement with white stones completes this marvellous piece of art.
Estimate  3,500 - 5,000 €
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