West End Watch Co., Saint-Imier, Case No. 19362, 51 mm, 105 g, circa 1900
An impressive and extremely rare gold enamel half hunter with minute repeater, chronograph, full calendar and moon phase studded with diamonds and decorated with an oval enamel plaque: miniature of the painting "Après le bain" (1889) by Paul-Louis Bouchard (1853-1937) - created for the Indian market Case: 18k gold and polychrome enamel. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 1/2 plate movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, screw compensation balance.
The West End Watch Company The West End Watch Company was created in 1886. The West End, a district of the centre of London, inspired its name to Mr. Arnold Charpié who was the Bombay representative of the Alcide Droz & Sons firm, a watch company established at Saint-Imier (Canton of Bern) in Switzerland. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_End_Watch_Co., as of 08/27/2014
Estimate 45,000 - 60,000 €
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