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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 282

    Henry Moser. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case quarter repeating two train grande and petite sonnerie keyless lever clockwatch, made for the Russian Market

    SIGNED HENRY MOSER & CIE., NO. 5140, CIRCA 1900

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    Henry Moser. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case quarter repeating two train grande and petite sonnerie keyless lever clockwatch, made for the Russian Market
    Signed Henry Moser & Cie., No. 5140, circa 1900
    The nickel-finished fully jewelled two train lever movement separately wound by turning the crown to either side, bimetallic compensation balance, quarter repeating and en passant grande and petite sonnerie striking on two polished steel hammers onto a gong, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, in large plain circular case, two levers for "silence/sonnerie" and "petite sonnerie/grande sonnerie" underneath the bezel, case and cuvette signed and numbered, dial signed
    59 mm. diam.


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    Johann Heinrich Moser, better known as Henry Moser, was born on 12 December 1805 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. His father Erhard (1760-1829) was a clockmaker and city councillor.

    In the early 20th century, Moser was one of the main suppliers to the Russian market, notably to the Imperial Court and Carl Fabergé.

    To mark the bicentenary of Heinrich Moser's birth in 2005, the successor company Moser Schaffhausen AG, under the H. Moser & Cie brand, is once again launching a range of watches faithful to the legacy of the firm's original founder.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that in addition to the grande and petite sonnerie, this watch is also fitted with a quarter repeating mechanism.
    Veuillez noter qu'en plus de la grande et petite sonnerie cette montre est egalement une repetition a quarts.