Gold Chronograph Chronometer no. 15765
Case: Yellow gold hunting, blue & red enamel "AA" monogram to cover, hinged cuvette signed "Anne. Mson. B. Haas Jne., Haas Neveux & Co., Sucs., Geneve - Paris", case no. 15765.
Dial: White enamel, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register, Roman numerals, gold spade hands, signed "Haas Neveux & Cie, Geneve", outer 0-300 numerals.
Movement: Nickel, bi-metallic balance with blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil with polished steel kidney piece, capped pallet pivots, lever with counterpoise, stamped with Geneva seal.
1??? - Haas Neveux, Geneva
2018 - Auction Laurent Bernard 20 Apr 2018 "HAAS Neveux & Cie à Genève No 15765 Montre de poche de type savonnette en or 18k (750) a sonnerie des heures et des quarts déclenchement par glissière, chronographe totalisateur par compteur 30 minutes ( la trotteuse centrale du chronographe est cassée) cadran émaillé blanc index chiffres romains formant les heures trotteuse à 6 h, mouvement blanc à remontoir, boîtier décoré d'initiales émaillé de couleur rouge et bleu boîtier lisse en très bon état.
Diamètre 55 mm"
2018 - Auction Laurent Bernard 20 Oct 2018 "HAAS Neveux & Cie à Genève No 15765 Montre de poche de type savonnette en or 18k (750) a sonnerie des heures et des quarts déclenchement par glissière, chronographe totalisateur par compteur 30 minutes ( la trotteuse centrale du chronographe est cassée) cadran émaillé blanc index chiffres romains formant les heures trotteuse à 6 h, mouvement blanc à remontoir, boîtier décoré d'initiales émaillé de couleur rouge et bleu boîtier lisse en très bon état.
Diamètre 55 mm"
2019 - Cortrie auction, 10 Nov 2019, est euro12,500, sold EUR 6,100, "very fine, heavy and highly complicated pink gold hunting case watch, Ankerchronometer with repeater and chronograph with counter, Haas Neveux & Cie. Geneve, No. 15765, ca.1890, Ca. Ø54mm, ca. 149g, 18K pink gold, hunting case à-goutte, spring lid with enamelled monogram AA, No.15765, dome signed, very fine and highly complicated precision lever movement, repeating the hours and quarters, chronograph and counter, Ankerchronometer punched with Geneva seal, beautifully preserved original and signed enamel dial with golden chronograph scale and 30-minutes-counter, pink gold hands, steel chronograph hands, in working order and in very good condition, extremely rare collector's watch in finest Geneva quality."
2020 - ebay #174355649162, Germany, Euro12,500, "Haas Neveux & Cie Geneve & Paris Pocket watch: ultra-fine, heavy, highly complicated 18k gold hunter, anchor chronometer with repetition and chronograph with register 1905. Heavy and best Geneva quality rose-gold hunter case à-goutte, spring lid with blue and red enamelled monogram AA, cuvette signed A,nne M,son B. Haas J,ne Sor`s Géneve - Paris (Ancienne Maison B. Hass une successeurs). Cover with Haas case mark (HNC with jumping hare) No. 15765, 18k and control stamp (Helvetika, valid from 1882). The case is in excellent condition. Very fine and highly complicated nickel silver precision anchor movement, cal. 19 with quarter-hour-repeater, chronograph and 30min counter, anchor chronometer hallmarked with the Geneva Seal of Quality, finely worked steel anchor with insect feeler counterweight, adjustable pallets, gold screw compensation balance, Breguet hairspring with end curve, index regulage. Large polished and bevelled ruby bearing jewels, highly complicated chronograph movement, polished, matt and bevelled steel levers, mirror polished screws, plate and bridges with "Côtes de Genéve" decoration. The movement is in mint condition. Four-piece, beautifully preserved, original signed enamel dial with gold chronograph scale with 1/300 divisions.Blue minute scale and 30-minute counter below the 12, spade hands in pink gold, chronograph hands in steel, dial and hands are very well preserved.
The watch is functional and in very good condition; an extremely rare collector's watch in finest Geneva quality.
Diameter Approx. 54mm, weight 149g, case and movement number 15765, the box shown is part of the offer.
Haas Neveux was founded in 1848 by Benjamin Haas, 1901it was renamed to Haas Neveux & Cie; they are one of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturers. Haas' signature has always been one of the most sought-after, thanks to the company's impeccable standards. In 1873 Benjamin Haas patented a winding mechanism. The idea was to use the energy generated when closing the front cover to wind the watch. One of their most remarkable creations was the first ultra-thin watch launched at the end of the 19th century, the movement was only 2mm thick. Haas Neveux & Cie. was at the forefront of high-precision chronometer manufacture and won prizes in the Geneva Observatory competitions. Since its foundation, Haas Neveux & Cie. has won the highest prizes at international exhibitions.
Reference: Kathleen H. Pritchard, Swiss Timepiece Makers, 1775-1975. Page H2-3