Robert Brandt & Cie., La Chaux-de-Fonds, Case No. 997, 44 mm, 32 g, circa 1840
A gentleman's early ultra-thin pocket watch Case: 18k gold, florally engraved back side, signed and florally engraved gold dome. Dial: silvered, lavish floral engravings, eccentric chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, visible gold ring balance with steel mask at "12", blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, cylinder escapement.
Bagnolet Caliber In the bagnolet caliber the movement is inverted and the train reversed. The idea was to make a very thin watch by reducing the thickness of the bridges and the dial and to eliminate the cuvette. Philippe Samuel Meylan is credited with the invention of the bagnolet caliber.
Estimate 3,500 - 4,500 €
Price Realised 3,900 €
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