View full screen - View 1 of Lot 13. ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA  [ Albert H. Potter & Co.,日內瓦]  | A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH  CIRCA 1890, NO. 335  [ 黃金三問精密計時懷錶,年份約1890,編號335].
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ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA [ Albert H. Potter & Co.,日內瓦] | A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH CIRCA 1890, NO. 335 [ 黃金三問精密計時懷錶,年份約1890,編號335]

ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA [ Albert H. Potter & Co.,日內瓦] | A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH CIRCA 1890, NO. 335 [ 黃金三問精密計時懷錶,年份約1890,編號335]

ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA [ Albert H. Potter & Co.,日內瓦] | A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH CIRCA 1890, NO. 335 [ 黃金三問精密計時懷錶,年份約1890,編號335]

ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA

[ Albert H. Potter & Co.,日內瓦]


A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH

CIRCA 1890, NO. 335

[ 黃金三問精密計時懷錶,年份約1890,編號335]


Movement: lever escapement, jewelled to the centre, bi-metallic compensation balance, the chronograph mechanism partially visible to the backplate, two polished steel hammers repeating on coiled gongs, signed beneath the balance Albert H. Potter & Co., numbered to centre bridge 335

Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute track, outermost ring with Arabic numerals for chronograph seconds, sunken subsidiary seconds, blued steel moon hands, signed Albert H. Potter & Co., Geneva

Case: gold, polished covers, chronograph pusher and repeating slide to the band, snap-on glazed cuvette, gold pendant and bow, inside case back with Albert H. Potter logo


diameter 53mm


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Movement: running at time of catalgouing, the chronograph functioning and resetting correctly. Repeating appears to be working well, chiming to the correct quarter and minute and with good strong and clear tone.

Dial: appears to be in good overall condition with a few light scratches.

Case: with signs of polishing, covers close securely.


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After a successful career in the United States, Albert Potter moved to Geneva in 1875, where he spent a number of years developing complicated pieces such as the present lot. He spent his career inventing designs for watch movements, including a quarter repeater and a form of duplex escapement. In Geneva, he had the opportunity to create watches according to his previous designs and plans. An article from the Horological Journal of May 1882 quotes Potter as stating that he had made drawings and working models of fourteen different types of escapements. Potter's incredible craftsmanship made him one of the very few American makers respected by his peers in the Swiss watchmaking industry. His dedication to innovation and precision has rightfully earned him the reputation as one of the finest American watchmakers known today.