Fritz Piguet & Bachmann à Genève, Case No. 7380, 54 mm, 129 g, circa 1880
A Geneva quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch of very high quality Case: silver, lavishly florally engraved, glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance.
The Geneva based company Fritz Piguet & Bachmann was the winner of a great many medals at international exhibitions and competitions. Company owners were Fritz Piguet and Louis Bachmann; the name was later changed to "Fritz Piguet & Bachmann, Genève, L. Bachmann successeur". It was most famous for its highly complicated watches - in 1893 a minute repeater with moon phase, perpetual calendar and chronograph function was delivered to the king of Romania. The company's "régleurs" were Fritz Piguet and renowned watchmaker A. Favre-Rochat. The company was taken over by Maison M. Bader in 1913. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Fritz_Piguet_%26_Bachmann, as of 03/19/2012
Estimate 5,500 - 7,500 €
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