Watch Data

Gold Watch no. 13667

Case: Yellow gold, hunting, cover winding

Dial:

Movement: Cover winding, cylinder escapement

Provenance:
???? - Haas Neveux, Geneva

2013 - Auktionen Dr. Crott November 16, 2013, sold EUR 3,000, "Description: A lady's very fine gold enamel hunting case pocket watch with cover wind mechanism Case: 18k gold, on all-sides lavishly engraved and chased, monogrammed, partly decorated with blue and red champlevé enamel, the inner lid with enamelled portrait of a gentleman, à goutte, engine-turned and signed gold dome, engraved band. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, gold spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, signed, gold wheel train, cylinder escapement, gold ring balance. Benjamin Haas English patent No. 3945 of December 2, 1873 was granted to Benjamin Haas for the development of a novel and unusual winding mechanism, which used the energy that is generated when the front cover of the watch is closed. Haas improved the original idea further andhis watch possesses a well-developed system with a 36-hour power reserve (generated by twelve closings). Haas changed the going train by adding an additional wheel so that a single closing was able to achieve three hours' winding. He also invented a safety device which disengaged the mechanism when fully wound and thus prevented any damage to the cover. Cond.: Case: very good, slightly worn. Dial: very good. Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended. "

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