Lattès Frères & Cie à Genève, Case No. 4318, 57 mm, 143 g, circa 1880
A very fine, rare Geneva quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch with "Petite Sonnerie" and "Grande Sonnerie" Case: 18k rose gold, lavishly engraved with Renaissance motives, numbered and signed florally engraved gold dome, case maker's punch mark "Waldvogel", slide for "Grande and Petite Sonnerie", slide for silence "Sonnerie" und "Silence". Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: bridge movement "Piguet Freres", nickel-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, tandem winding with mirror polished click on the top, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Lattes Frères & Cie. (1860 - 1880) Lattes Frères & Cie were known for making watches with complications, automaton watches, and independant dead center-seconds watches for the Middle-Eastern market.
Estimate 21,000 - 25,000 €
Price Realised 24,800 €
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