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Lot No. 459
Lot No. 459
Estimate  4,000 - 6,000 €
Price Realised  4,700 €
This is a lot of the last auction!

Cne. (Christian) Huzel à Stuttgardt

, Case No. 16555, 52 mm, 88 g, circa 1800

A German verge pocket watch with early centre seconds, calendar and visible balance, made by Christian Huzel, one of the pupils of the clergyman and famous precision engineer and watchmaker Phillip Matthaeus Hahn

Case: 18k pink gold, case maker's punch mark "DIB". Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance.

Even after more than 200 years this fine pocket watch is in exceptionally good condition. In keeping with Hahn’s tradition, the regulator dial has a subsidiary dial at 3 for the day of the week and its red planetary symbol. The hours and minutes are indicated in a subsidiary chapter ring with Roman numerals at 6, the date is displayed at 9 o’clock. A window intricately ornamented with gold tendrils at 12 o’clock reveals the three- arm brass balance.

Christian Huzel's wife, Eberhardine Regine Friederike, was a sister of Sophie Friederike Hahn, the wife of Christian Tobias Hahn (1759-1837), who was the younger brother of Philipp Matthäus Hahn.
Case: very good, slightly scratched
Dial: very good, hairline
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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