Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, Movement No. 15259, Case No. 15259, 54 mm, 150 g, circa 1900
A gentleman's important minute repeating pocket watch with split seconds chronograph, 60 min. counter and patented Juergensen bow setting - with original mahogany box, certificate, rating certificate and operating instructions Case: 18k gold, polished, engraved monogram "FFB", à goutte, numbered and signed gold dome, pushers for split seconds chronograph at "10" and in the crown, slide for repeating mechanism, glazed movement. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, 60 min. counter, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, signed, nickel-plated, ground, very finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Jules Juergensen (1808-1877) He was born in Le Locle 1808 as son of the watchmacker Urban Jürgensen (grandson of Jacques-Frédéric Houriet). In Kopenhagen Juergensen received his training in the watchmaking business of his family and in addition studied mathematics, astronomy and foreign languages. Shortly after the death of Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, Juergensen went to Switzerland and opened a watch manufactory in Le Locle. His precision watches gained worldwide recognition. Source: E. Fallet, "La mesure du temps en mer et les horlogers suisses", 1995, p. 79-81.
Estimate 12,000 - 22,000 €
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