Lot 5
  • 5

THE PLATINUM OPEN-FACED TRIPLE CALENDAR KEYLESS LEVER WATCH, WITH MOON-PHASES, HAAS NEVEUX & CO., CIRCA 1925

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • platinum
The circular silvered dial with Arabic numerals and blued steel Breguet hands, subsidiary dials for day, month, constant seconds combined with moon-phases, outer track calibrated for date, gold date hand, platinum case with snap back, manual wind movement, 18 jewels, case and dial signed Haas Neveux & Co., Geneva, movement numbered, diameter approximately 45mm.

Literature

Cf: Sotheby's, The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, Geneva, Friday 3rd April 1987, Lot 248.

Cf: Kathleen H.Pritchard, Swiss Timepiece Makers, 1775-1975, USA, 1997.

Catalogue Note

Haas Neveux & Cie., Geneva, is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in Switzerland.  While they devoted a great deal of attention to the style of their watches, they also always remained at the forefront of the construction of high-precision movements.  In 1896 they produced a manually wound calibre that was only 2 millimetres high and in 1914 Haas Neveux won a Grand Prix at the National Exhibition in Berne for its elegant watches for men and women.
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