Accompanied by République et Canton de Neuchâtel Observatoire Cantonal Bulletin de Marche dated 1902, original fitted red leather presentation box, spare white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and two spare crystals.
Grande and petite sonnerie clock watches with a Bulletin de Marche in the category "pocket chronometer", such as the present watch, are extremely rare. These highly accurate watches obtain the rating certificate only after having passed a series of tests by an official Swiss watch testing bureau. The designation "chronometer" is taken from the Greek words "chronos" and "metron" for "measuring time" and a proof for the superior quality of a watch.
The company Hauser Zivy & Cie. was founded by Mr. Hauser and Mr. Zivy, owners of "La Esmeralda", the most important jewelers in Mexico City at the end of the 19th century. Besides jewelry the firm was also selling watches, musical boxes and works of art. In addition they were the agents of the silversmith Christofle and the glass manufacturer Baccarat. The building housing "La Esmeralda" at Calle de Francisco I. Madero is still today a historical landmark and considered one of Mexico City's finest examples for illustrating the influence of European architects at the turn of the 19th century.