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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

510*509 Aubert Frères à Brassus, Case No. 21795, 55 mm, 155 g, circa 1890 A very fine, heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch delivered to Tiffany & Co., New York and sold to George Augustus Wilcox Case: 18k gold, polished, engraved monogram “GAW”, à goutte, gold dome with presentation engraving: “Geo. A. Wilcox, Detroit”, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, German silver, “fausses côtes” decoration, 31 jewels, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Aubert Frères, along with Piguet Frères and Louis-Elisèe Piguet, was a leading maker of complicated movements for such companies as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Jules Jürgensen, and others. Without them the big companies would never have been able to achieve the fame they have. A rough blanc of this movement is illustrated in Montres et horlogers exceptionnels by Daniel Aubert, p. 83. The case is built in such a way that closing the lid automatically disen- gages the lever-set mechanism in case one forgot to turn it back. The end-user of the watch, George A. Wilcox (1830-1928), Yale graduate, was a well-known attorney. Aubert Frères à Brassus — 極精緻,厚實的三問獵仕懷錶,送交於紐 約的蒂芙尼公司,由George Augustus Wilcox購得 39609 C: 2, 10 D: 2 M: 2, 41 6.000 - 7.500 EUR 7.500 - 9.400 USD 60.000 - 75.000 HKD Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, Movement No. 13824, Case No. 13824, 53 mm, 144 g, circa 1873 A very fine, heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch Case: 18k rose gold, tiered, polished, à goutte, slide for repeating mechanism, case maker’s punch mark “JJ”, glazed movement, inner lid with dedication engraving: “Amos Lawrence Hopkins, 1881”. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Amos Lawrence Hopkins Amos Lawrence Hopkins was a railroad investor and officer, affiliated with the Jay Gould organization until 1889, when he retired to Williamstown (where he had been born) and acquired extensive land holdings. He returned to the railroad business in the 1890s and became President of the New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railroad Company, and receiver of the Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad. Source: http://www.bosarchitecture.com/backbay/commonwealth/46.html, as of 08/28/2014. Jules Jürgensen 哥本哈根 — 極精緻,厚實的三問獵式懷錶 39438 C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41 6.000 - 8.500 EUR 7.500 - 10.700 USD 60.000 - 85.000 HKD

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