Jacques Alfred Jürgensen, Copenhagen, Movement No. 1320, Case No. 1320, 54 mm, 139 g, circa 1877
A very fine, heavy and rare minute repeating gentleman's pocket watch with split seconds chronograph Case: 18K gold. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance.
On March 16, 1932 The Rifle and Revolver Club, New York presented Horace F. Barrett with this watch – this we can tell from the engraving on the inner lid, although we do not know what the exact reason for this fine gift was. One half of the movement seems to be almost "packed" with steel chronograph parts. A nearly identical watch is illustrated in "The Jürgensen Dynasty" by John M. R. Knudsen, publisher Urban Jürgensen & Sönner 2013, page 295, fig. 475ff, No. 1364.
Jacques Alfred Jürgensen was born on May 17, 1842 and died on June 30, 1912 in his house in Yverdon; he was the youngest son of Jules Jürgensen I. He initially worked in his father’s company where he was eventually given his own studio within Jules Jürgensen and began making watches under his own name. The company Jacques Alfred Jürgensen was established in 1865. From 1865 to 1896 Jacques Alfred produced about 2200 timepieces, some of them with a different signature. After his brother’s death he took over the management of both companies and merged them again on January 1, 1898 under the name Jules Jürgensen.
Estimate 11,000 - 14,000 €
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