Lot No. 283 (92nd Auction)
Humbert Ramuz & Co., Chaux de Fonds, Case No. 75040, 58 mm, 142 g, circa 1890

A heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with chronograph - with box and original certificate
Case: 18k gold, engine-turned, signed gold dome, glazed movement. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses cĂ´tes" decoration, signed, finely ground, bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, "Brevet", governor for repetition, wolfteeth winding wheels, screw compensation balance, index spring fine adjusting device.

Humbert-Ramuz & Co. was established in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1842. It specialized in making ebauches for other companies exemplified, for instance, by a watch in La Chaux-de-Fonds Museum made for Auguste Vuilleis (Inv 1217). On rare occasions, when a watch was exceptional or made for an exposition, the company would market it under its name. The Science Museum in London, for instance, has a Humbert-Ramuz watch with an unusual winding system (Inv. 1920-541).
Estimate  4,500 - 5,800 €

Price Realised  5,500 €
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