Henri Onésime Stauffer, Ponts-Martel, Case No. 205933, 57 mm, 157 g, circa 1900
A very fine, heavy hunting case quarter repeating pocket watch with "Grande Sonnerie" Case: 14k rose gold. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance.
In 1897 Henri Onésime Stauffer obtained patent no. 13896 for a repeater with only one barrel for both clock and striking mechanism. Stauffer was born in Les Pont-de-Martel, Neuchâtel in 1820 and established a company for complicated watches – usually with repeater and strike – around 1850. He obtained a number of patents, some of them in the US. Stauffer is famous for his patented watch that has bridges in the form of the number 1776, the year of American independence.
Estimate 14,000 - 17,000 €
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