B. HAAS JEUNE & CIE, PARIS & GENÈVE [B. Haas Jeune & Cie，巴黎及日內瓦] | A GOLD HUNTING CASED DOUBLE DIALLED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH CALENDAR AND MOON PHASES CIRCA 1890 [黃金雙錶盤懷錶備日曆及月相顯示，年份約1890]
B. HAAS JEUNE & CIE, PARIS & GENÈVE
[B. Haas Jeune & Cie，巴黎及日內瓦]
A GOLD HUNTING CASED DOUBLE DIALLED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH CALENDAR AND MOON PHASES
• Movement: damascened nickel, lever escapement, wolf's tooth winding, bi-metallic compensation balance, calendar work on a separate plate hinged into the case and operated via motion work driven from the centre wheel, the calendar work advanced via a pin pushing a lever through an aperture to the pearled backplate of the calendar dial
• Dials: Front - white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, sunken subsidiary seconds, large aperture for moon-phases, blued steel hands • Back - white enamel with black outer ring for date, two subsidiary dials with black enamel chapter rings for day and month in French, signed B. Haas Jeune & Cie, Paris & Genève
• Case: gold, the covers chased and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, centre of the front with vacant shield-shape cartouche, hand-set lever beneath front bezel, adjusters for day and date beneath calendar bezel, case back signed B. H. J. & Cie and numbered 014155, front numbered 055
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Movement: running at time of cataloguing, calendar advancing correctly at midnight. All calendar adjusters appear to be functioning correctly.
Dials: front hairline running below the moon phases around the centre and down to the subsidiary seconds, further hairline to subsidiary seconds, feint line between 4 and 5 o'clock which may be another hairline. Calendar dial with scratch running downwards from the centre of the month dial,
CASE: in good condition given age. Light scratches and scuffs throughout consistent with age. The engraving and detail crisp and clear.
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B. Haas Jeune, a very fine maker of both simple and complicated watches, was succeeded by Haas Neveux & Cie. The firm was especially well known for its calendar, chronograph and extra slim watches and won various exhibition prizes.