Lot No. 599 (89th Auction)
Fritz Piguet & Bachmann à Genève, Movement No. 9771, Case No. 9771, 49 mm, 94 g, circa 1890

A gentleman's very fine Geneva pocket watch - lever chronometer. In 1891 this watch took part in the chronometer test at the Geneva observatory "Chronomètres 1er Classe Mention Simple" and achieved 187.2 points, which made it 38th of 121 chronometers in the category "Chronomètres 1er Classe". With extract from the chronometer archives by Andreas Hidding.
Case: 18k gold, inlaid polychrome enamelled noble family crest, signed gold dome. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Estimate  2,800 - 3,800 €
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