Henry Capt à Genève, Case No. 14601, 57 mm, 190 g, circa 1902
A rare, heavy minute repeating half hunting case pocket watch with chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phase Case: 18k gold, polished, gold dome, pusher for chronograph at "12", slide for repetition at "6", case maker's punch mark "MF" (Meylan Frères). Dial: enamel, radial red Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 1/2 plate movement, frosted, gilt, ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, wolfteeth winding wheels, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Henry Capt (1773 - 1841) Capt was an independent watchmaker who specialised in watches with additional functions such as musical watches and automatons. Capt's son Henry continued the business and won first prizes of the Geneva Observatory in 1878 and 1879; in 1882 he won the first prize for a palladium spring.
Estimate 10,000 - 20,000 €
Price Realised 13,400 €
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