Humbert-Ramuz & Co., Chaux de Fonds, Case No. 75585, 52 mm, 85 g, circa 1890
A gentleman's elegant dress watch with gold watch chain, original box and certificate Case: 18k gold, engine-turned. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, stripe-decorated, gold screw compensation balance.
Humbert-Ramuz & Co. Humbert-Ramuz & Co. was established in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1842. It specialized in making ebauches for other companies exemplified, for instance, by a watch in La Chaux-de-Fonds Museum made for Auguste Vuilleis (Inv 1217). On rare occasions, when a watch was exceptional or made for an exposition, the company would market it under its name. The Science Museum in London, for instance, has a Humbert-Ramuz watch with an unusual winding system (Inv. 1920-541).
Estimate 4,500 - 5,500 €
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