Gold Watch no. 4204
Case: Yellow gold, hunting, inside covers engraved "Robert Houdin Fils, No. 9 Boul. des Italiens, Paris, Seul Depot" and "Quantiemes independants, Chronometre, Systeme, B. Haas Jne. & Cie. Brevetes, Geneve Besancon, Paris"
Dial: The first white enamel, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, outer five minute numerals, blued steel spade hands, unsigned. The second with dials for day, date & month, blued steel hands.
Movement: 20- nickel plated, three quarter plate, 15 jewels, counterpoised adjustable straight line lever escape-ment, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Pin set
1873 - Haas Neveux, Geneva
1873 - Robert Houdin, No. 9 Boulevard des Italiens , 9, Paris, dated 9-1-1873
1992 - Antiquorum 30 Nov 1992, est ITL 10,000 - 15,000, sold ITL 32,200 ,"B. Haas Jne & Cie., Genève, Besancon, Paris, No. 4204, made for Robert Houdin, No. 9 Boulevard des I t a l i e n s , 9, Paris, dated 9 1 1873. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased, double face keyless patented calendar watch. C. Four body, massive "Bassine et filets" polished. D. White enamel on the front with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade hands". White enamel on the back with symmetrical small chapters for the days of the week and the months, outer date ring on the border of the bezel. Blued steel "lance" hands. M. 20- nickel plated, three quarter plate, 15 jewels, counterpoised adjustable straight line lever escape-ment, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Signed inside cover and back. In very good condition. Diam.: 54 mm. Raro ed interessante orologio da tasca, a doppia faccia, con calendario completo, savonnette in oro 18 K. In ottime condizioni."
2018 - John Moran auction, 11 Dec 2018, est $4-6,000, sold $1,900, "1870s, Geneva, Switzerland
Dial: Front: white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute track with Arabic numerals every five minutes, sunken sub-seconds, blued steel spade hands; Back: white enamel with outer date track divided into 31, small subsidiary symmetric dials for days of the week and month, steel hands
Movement: 18 jewel, stem-wind and pin-set, lever-set for calendar function, nickel plated, fausses côtes decoration, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring, punched with Courvoisier coat of arms.
Case: 18K yellow gold hunter case, #4204, smooth-polished with hinged covers, glazed inner bezels, hallmarked, signed inside back: Quantimes Indépendants Chronometre System B. Haus Jne & Cie Brevetes Genève - Besançon - Paris; and front: Robert - Houdin Fils Ne. 9 Boul des Italians Paris
164 grams gross
Overall good condition. Winds, sets and runs. Dials: Both in good condition. Movement: Good condition. Case: Good condition. Even wear and abrasion commensurate with use."