Estimate 2,200 - 4,000 €
Price Realised 4,100 €
a lot of the last auction!
18k gold, engine-turned, case maker's punch mark "AH".
2/3 plate movement, keywind for 2 barrels, gold screw compensation balance.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
Around 1870, the Favre-Brandt company in Le Locle was specialising in the export of watches and watch movements. James Favre-Brandt, one of the company members, relocated to Japan in 1863 and gained a reputation for his contributions to establishing the horological industry in Japan.
In 1877 L. A. Favre-Brandt moved to Geneva; a year later they won a silver medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. L. A. Favre-Brandt also registered as maker of watch movements under the brand name "Montauk Watch Co.".
Source: Kathleen H. Pritchard "Swiss Timepiece Makers", West Kennebunk, Maine 1997, p. F-20.