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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 197

    Schwob Frères. A fine, rare and small 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch made for the Chinese market

    SIGNED SCHWOB FRÈRES & CO., CHAUX-DE-FONDS, NO. 49004, CIRCA 1890

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    Schwob Frères. A fine, rare and small 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch made for the Chinese market
    Signed Schwob Frères & Co., Chaux-de-Fonds, no. 49004, circa 1890
    MOVEMENT: manual, lever escapement, 23 jewels, minute repeating on two hammers on two gongs
    DIAL: white enamel, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel spade hands
    CASE: 18K gold, band decorated with royal blue champlevé enamel repeated pattern, front cover painted on enamel with a scene of a couple in 18th century costume, translucent royal blue guilloché enamel border, outer pearl-set border, back cover decorated to match with a portrait of a young lady, hinged gold cuvette engraved with the technical details, repeating slide in the band, 39 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: cuvette signed and numbered, case numbered


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    Armand Schwob & Frère, La Chaux-de-Fonds, was founded on 1 November 1881. The company specialized in the manufacture of watches with own workshop in La Chaux de Fonds. The owners of the firm were Armand and Abraham Schwob originally from Basle, Switzerland.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 197 & 198: THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN