Lot No. 342 (94th Auction)
Parrenin & Faivre, Villers-le-Lac, 57 mm, 112 g, circa 1905

A gentleman's remarkable and rare Art Nouveau pocket watch with alarm, chiming on gong, a in a richly decorated silver case
Case: silver, the back cover with a chased gallant scene, signed Holy Frer├ęs. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 1/2 plate movement, 2 barrels, 1 hammer / 1 gong, Glucydur screw balance.

The brand name of Parrenin & Faivre was registered in 1901. The alarm mechanism with gong was built into a normal Swiss pocket watch ebauche by "FHF" ("Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon") and the design was patented on September 5, 1889 as Swiss patent number 20033.
Estimate  900 - 2,000 €

Price Realised  700 €
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