To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public. It is fully signed and furthermore preserved in superb condition with wonderfully crisp case and, most importantly for a collector, a perfect enamel dial.
This watch, no. 15’172, is the last example of a series of three minute repeating split seconds hunter case watches, numbered 15’170-15’172, all made to the same specifications as detailed on the worksheet for no. 15’170. The copies of the worksheets confirm that the production of no. 15'172 was finished in 1906, total cost 1,548.30 Francs, an impressive amount for the period and underlining the high quality. It was sold to Veill & Cie. on 6 September 1906.
The ingenious hand-setting system is Jürgensen’s own patent, to operate it the bow is pushed forward towards the dial as far as possible, turning the crown will now set the hands. When the bow is returned to its normal position the winding function can be resumed.
An almost identical watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty, John Knudsen, p. 281.