12 May 2008
Huguenin. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating full calendar chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Henri Huguenin, Locle, No. 1629, circa 1895
With nickel-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer scale calibrated for 300 units, gold Louis XV hands, four subsidiary dials indicating month, day, date and phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, in heavy circular case with engine-turned covers, repeating slide and chronograph button in the band, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered
59 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by a fitted presentation box.
Kathleen H. Pritchard's Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975 lists Henri Huguenin (1849 - 1906) as working in Le Locle.
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