Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, Movement No. 13903, Case No. 13903, 55 mm, 149 g, circa 1876
A fine and heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with chronograph and patented Juergensen bow setting Case: 18k rose gold, glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance.
Jules Juergensen (1808-1877) He was born in Le Locle 1808 as son of the watchmacker Urban Jürgensen (grandson of Jacques-Frédéric Houriet). In Kopenhagen Juergensen received his training in the watchmaking business of his family and in addition studied mathematics, astronomy and foreign languages. Shortly after the death of Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, Juergensen went to Switzerland and opened a watch manufactory in Le Locle. His precision watches gained worldwide recognition. Source: E. Fallet, "La mesure du temps en mer et les horlogers suisses", 1995, p. 79-81.
Estimate 5,000 - 12,000 €
Price Realised 8,500 €
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