Daniel Ekegrén, Kiobenhavn, Case No. 1, 58 mm, 166 g, circa 1821
A gentleman's large, heavy and unusual pocket watch with quarter repetition - numbered no. 1 ! - most probably the master piece of Daniel Ekegrén, father of Henri Robert Ekegrén Case: 18k pink gold, engine-turned, tiered, reeded band. Dial: enamel, Arabic Breguet numerals, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, cylinder escapement in the style of Urban Juergensen, three-arm brass balance.
Daniel Ekegrén (born 1795 in Karlskrona) Daniel Ekegrén probably became a master in 1821. He was a pupil of Urban Juergensen. His son Henri Robert Ekegrén (1823-1896), the famous Danish maker of watches and chronometers at the Royal Court worked for Urban Juergensen, Henry Golay, Joseph-Thaddeus Winnerl and Adolph Lange before eventually opening his own workshop in Geneva. Ekegrén won several gold medals at different Great Exhibitions and was also a repeated winner of the chronometer trials in Geneva.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 €
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