Masterworks of Time: Abraham Louis Breguet, Horologist Extraordinaire 「時間傑作——阿伯拉罕・路易・寶璣:鐘錶鬼才」

Masterworks of Time: Abraham Louis Breguet, Horologist Extraordinaire 「時間傑作——阿伯拉罕・路易・寶璣:鐘錶鬼才」

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 4. N. NIEUWENHOF | A SILVER PAIR CASED SUN AND MOON VERGE WATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1720 [ 銀製雙套殼日月懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯及日期顯示,年份約1720].

N. NIEUWENHOF | A SILVER PAIR CASED SUN AND MOON VERGE WATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1720 [ 銀製雙套殼日月懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯及日期顯示,年份約1720]

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June 16, 02:04 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 CHF

Lot Details

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N. NIEUWENHOF


A SILVER PAIR CASED SUN AND MOON VERGE WATCH WITH DATE

CIRCA 1720

[ 銀製雙套殼日月懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯及日期顯示,年份約1720]


• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, plain flat three-arm brass balance, winged balance cock decoratively pierced and engraved with flowers, foliage and dogs' heads, a basket of fruit at the neck, broad cock foot similarly decorated, square baluster pillars, silver regulation disc, fusee and chain, silver gate with pierced and engraved foliage, signed N. Nieuwenhof

 Dial: silver champlevé, the lower half of the dial with chased and engraved repoussé figure depicting Venus and Cupid, large aperture with rotating disc divided into day and night, the hours indicated on an outer arched chapter ring with Roman numerals heightened with black wax, the daytime hours indicated by a golden sun with pointer, the night hours indicated by a silver moon with pointer surrounded by silver stars, all against a blued steel sky, outer Arabic minute ring, single blued steel hand in the form of a branch, aperture for date on a gilded disc at the base

• Cases: plain silver inner, split bezel for glass retention, stamp signed Aubert • plain silver outer case


diameter of outer case 56mm, inner 48mm


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Seth Atwood, Rockford Illinois

Sotheby's New York, Fine Timepieces from the Atwood Collection, 11 December 1986, lot 30

Time Museum, Rockford Illinois

N. Nieuwenhof[f] is listed as working in Amsterdam, see: B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, 21st Ed., p.572.