Lot No. 484 (93rd Auction)
Auguste Golay Leresche & Fils à Genève, Movement No. 13806, Case No. 13806, 54 mm, 155 g, circa 1890

An astronomical quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch of high quality with full calendar and enamelled monogram
Case: 18k rose gold, glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance.

David Auguste Golay (1814-1895) - known as Auguste – was the son of Jacques David Golay of Vallee de Joux and Susanne Louise Meylan. In August 1837, 23 year old Auguste married Susanne Leresche, the daughter of a watchmaker and a regleur herself. He established his first company in the same year and named the company "Golay-Leresche" after himself and his wife. In 1841 began a partnership with Louis Gunther, but that only lasted for a year. Auguste continued his own work with great success; his products were of excellent quality and he was a shrewd businessman. He often presented his work at international exhibitions and was awarded innumerable prizes. After Auguste’s death in 1895 his sons Pierre and Louis Edouard took over; they formed a partnership with Stahl in 1896 and the company traded as "Golay Fils & Stahl" from then on.
Source: "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois" by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Geneva 1998
Estimate  5,000 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  7,700 €
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