• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 292

    Jules Jürgensen. A fine and rare 18K pink gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with original certificate, invoice and wooden box

    SIGNED JULES JÜRGENSEN, NO. 14'793, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, MANUFACTURED IN 1884

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    Jules Jürgensen. A fine and rare 18K pink gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with original certificate, invoice and wooden box
    Signed Jules Jürgensen, no. 14'793, retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, manufactured in 1884
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, repeating on two hammers onto a gong, patented bow setting, gold cuvette with engine-turned border, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer black and red fifths of a second divisions, two sunk subsidiary dials for 12 hours register and constant seconds, circular plain case, engraved inscription Cd. A.D. Bullock, Prest. City and Suburban Telegraph Association, from his Associate Directors. Jany. 1st, 1885, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through two round buttons in the band, case, cuvette and dial signed numbered, movement numbered
    55 mm. diam.


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    With Jules Jürgensen original Certificate dated July 1884, Tiffany & Co. New York original Invoice dated 12 March 1885 amounting to US$ 1,000 for "Gold Watch No. 14793" and addressed to Mr. B.F. Brannon, Franklin Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tiffany & Co. New York original handwritten letter dated 7 March 1885 to Mr. Brannon confirming the dispatch of "a Jules Jurgensen split-second chronograph, minute repeater and minute marker of the finest grade", as well as the original envelope also addressed to the latter, stamped with New York postmark of the same day. Furthermore delivered with original fitted wooden box numbered 14793, containing a spare crystal and spring, and photocopy from Jules Jürgensen's worksheet for this watch.