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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 348

    Rodanet. A fine and rare 18K pink gold hunter case minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon

    SIGNED A.H. RODANET, CONSTRUCTEUR DE CHRONOMÈTRES, 56, RUE VIVIENNE, PARIS, NO. 9519, CASE NO. 11712, CIRCA 1900

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    Rodanet. A fine and rare 18K pink gold hunter case minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
    Signed A.H. Rodanet, Constructeur de Chronomètres, 56, rue Vivienne, Paris, No. 9519, case no. 11712, circa 1900
    With nickel-finished highly jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, pink gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, gold spade hands, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year indicator, day, date and phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, in large circular engine-turned case, repeating slide and two chronograph buttons in the band, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered
    55 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by a heavy 14K pink gold link chain.

    A.H. Rodanet is best known as Patek Philippe's retailer in Paris during the second half of the 19th century.

    Most probably the son of the watch and chronometer maker Julien-Hilaire Rodanet, he is listed in Tardy's Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, p. 567 as active in Paris. Exhibitor of watches made in Geneva as well as some of his father's chronometers in 1867, he opened his workshop at Rue Vivienne in 1870. After his death in 1907, the firm continued under varying management until the 1950s.