Lot 85
  • 85

Edouard Juvet, Fleurier

20,000 - 30,000 CHF
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  • diameter 57 mm
• finely engraved gilt duplex movement • gilt cuvette • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer minute track • polychrome enamel to the case back depicting a man on horse back hunting a tiger, both bezels and bow set with split pearls • movement signed


The movement will run however it stops after a short period of time and will therefore require a service. Enamel dial in good condition. The case with light scuffs throughout, inside case back with a scratch where the cuvette has rubbed. The enamel has some scratches but overall is in good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

The Juvets were one of the most important Swiss horological families to work for the Chinese market in the 19th century. In 1844, Edouard Juvet (1820-1883) moved his workshop the short distance from his base at Buttes to Fleurier, a town that became synonymous with watches made for the Chinese market. Edouard began making watches for the Chinese market in 1856 and his son, Ami-Louis, travelled to China to work locally for the family firm. Following his death, Ami-Louis was succeeded by his brother Léo (1848-1891). In Shanghai, the Juvets only serious competitors were the Bovets, yet the two families maintained friendly relations. The Maison Juvet prospered and further branches opened in Tien-tsin and Saigon. In 1873, Edouard Juvet registered a trademark in Chinese characters which was then used on the company’s watches. Edouard granted his son Léo power of attorney in November 1875 and, after his death in February 1883, Léo succeeded him as head of the firm.