Gold & enamel Chronometer no. 44027
Case: Gold & guilloche enamel, 46mm
Dial: Gilt, probably gold, Breguet numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds dial, unsigned.
Movement: Nickel, bi-metallic balance with flat blued steel balance spring with polished steel kidney piece, stamped with the Geneva seal, numbered on the main plate, unsigned.
19?? - Haas Neveux, Geneve
2022 - Wannenes Art Auctions, Milan, Dec 2022, est Euro 50-70, sold Euro 850, "cassa in oro giallo diametro 46 mm, punzone 18K, decorata con motivi a guillochè e smalti azzurri sulla ghiera ferma vetro e sulla cintura della cassa, fondello decorato con smalto azzurro traslucido su sfondo a guillochè a raggiera. Quadrante in oro con numeri arabi, piccoli secondi al sei, lancette a pera, movimento alta manifattura svizzera, con punzone di Ginevra. Peso 56,6 g.
A RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD SMOKING POCKET WATCH WITH ENAMELS SIGNED HAAS NEVEUX & CIE, GERMANY FOR FRANCE MARKET 1934 CIRCA"
2023 - ebay #295491916777, Jan-Jun 2023, France, $3,450, "Very fine, thin and elegant, 18K gold and enamel gents pocket watch by Haas Neveux & Cie.
Diameter is 46mm, weight is 56 grams.
Watch is beautifully decorated with blue enamel over guilloche background.
The watch is made with an attention to the details: bezel, pendant, rim and bow are equally decorated with enamels.
The dial of golden color is also engine turned and perfectly matches the watch style.
Rare to see such richly decorated gents watch - truly Geneva spirit, thin and luxury piece.
The dust cover bears hallmark of Haas Neveux & Cie hallmark.
In 1848 the brothers Leopold and Benjamin Haas, founded the ANCIENNE MANUFACTURE DES MONTRES HAAS & CIE in Geneva.
1884 Haas changed their name to Haas Neveux & Cie, to communicate that new family members had taken positions in the company.
The company excelled in unique and exceptional pieces and achieved its reputation with exquisite watches that pass for modern even today.
In 1896 Haas Neveux & Cie establishes a record with an ultraflat 2mm movement for a ladies' watch and wins a first price for precision in the 1902 competition of the famous "Observatoire de Genève". In 1914 Haas was awarded the Grand Prix of the Swiss national exhibition in Bern.
The movement is a quality piece.
It's jewelled to the center and bears Geneva Seal quality hallmark.
Established in 1887, Geneva Seal mark the "watch from Geneva" as not just a watch manufactured in the canton, but first and foremost a watch that met a certain number of technical criteria, which determined it to be a top-quality product.
The data shows, that only several hundreeds of movement obtained Geneva Seal yearly - minor fraction of Geneva production.
After end of WWI, about 1920s, the practice of marking by Geneva seal was gradually prohibited after 1920s until it's renaissance in 1990s."