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Huguenin. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless lever pocket chronometer with chain fusée, made for the South American market

SIGNED A. HUGUENIN & SONS, LOCLE, NO. 14'947, CASE NUMBERED 31'793 AND 14'947, CIRCA 1890

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Huguenin. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless lever pocket chronometer with chain fusée, made for the South American market
Signed A. Huguenin & Sons, Locle, no. 14'947, case numbered 31'793 and 14'947, circa 1890
Nickel-finished three quarter plate movement, chain fusée, spring detent escapement, 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance with gold poising screws, blued steel helical hairspring, screwed gold chatons, gold cuvette engraved Remontoir Chronomètre à fusée, Echappement à Ressort bascule, Spiral Boudin avec Renversement, silvered engine-turned floral and scroll decorated dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, all centred and surrounded by an applied gilt floral decoration, finely chased and engraved floral and foliage decorated circular case, winding crown locking slide in the ribbed band, case numbered, cuvette and movement signed and numbered, dial signed
55.5 mm. diam.

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Lot Essay

The present lot is a fine example for a complicated watch made for the South American market, distinguished by its ultra precise chronometer movement and the heavy, lavishly decorated case, bearing witness to the extraordinary quality of watches made by A. Huguenin & Sons.

A. Huguenin & Fils was founded by Adolphe Huguenin in Le Locle the mid 19th century. Specialized in precision timepieces, the manufacture won various prizes at Observatory trials and participated also at the Philadelphia International Exhibition in 1876.

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