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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

145 Vaucher Frères à Fleurier, Case No. 753, 57 mm, 104 g, circa 1815 A gentleman’s very fine, extremely rare, skeletonized minute repeating pocket watch with pin wheel escapement Case: 18k rose gold, engine-turned, reeded band, case maker’s punch mark “CHL”, pusher for repetition via pendant, glazed movement. Dial: enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals, double serpent gold hands. Movm.: skeletonized full-plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, florally engraved, 2 hammers, 2 two-coloured gongs in the shape of a snake, applied rack strike with mirror-polished steel levers, pin wheel escapement, three-arm ring balance. This watch is illustrated and described in detail in: “Louis-Benjamin Audemars” by Hartmut Zantke, Leonberg, p. 26f. Vaucher Frères à Fleurier Founded by Alfred Vaucher at Fleurier. After his death in 1840 the sons Alfred, Edouard and James-Henri continued the business and specialized on dealing in Chinese clocks. In 1843 they opened a branch in Kanton and later another one in Shanghai. Also a ship’s chronometer dated around 1860 and signed “Vaucher Frères” is known. Vaucher Frères à Fleurier — 極精緻,極罕見的男仕三問鏤空懷錶, 附鋼針擒縱 39783 C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51 26.000 - 35.000 EUR 32.500 - 43.800 USD 260.000 - 350.000 HKD

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