Jules Jürgensen. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless pocket chronometer
Jules Jürgensen. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless pocket chronometer

SIGNED JULES JÜRGENSEN, COPENHAGEN, NO. 13129, CIRCA 1873

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Jules Jürgensen. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless pocket chronometer
Signed Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, no. 13129, circa 1873
Cal. 19''', with nickel-finished fully jewelled movement, pivoted detent escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, patented bow setting, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, glazed dust cover, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, subsdiariy seconds, in heavy engine-turned case with repeating slide in the band, case, dial and movement signed
54 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by copy of the worksheet confirming manufacture of the present watch. Furthermore delivered with a Jules Jürgensen wooden presentation box.

Jules Jürgensen (1808-1877), a renowned watchmaker and son of the famous Urban Jürgensen, signed his watches "Copenhagen" although he in reality worked in Le Locle, a center of watchmaking in the Canton of Neuchâtel.

His numerous patents contain the famous bow setting mechanism as featured on the present watch, patented in 1867. It is engaged by moving the bow towards the dial, allowing to set the hands.
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