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H.R. Ekegren

A FINE PINK GOLD HUNTING CASED PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1900, NO. 17380 [粉紅金萬年曆三問懷錶,年份約1900,編號17380]

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 CHF

H.R. Ekegren

H.R. Ekegren

A FINE PINK GOLD HUNTING CASED PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1900, NO. 17380 [粉紅金萬年曆三問懷錶,年份約1900,編號17380]

A FINE PINK GOLD HUNTING CASED PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1900, NO. 17380 [粉紅金萬年曆三問懷錶,年份約1900,編號17380]

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 CHF

Lot sold:

30,240

CHF

H.R. Ekegren


A FINE PINK GOLD HUNTING CASED PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH

CIRCA 1900, NO. 17380

 [粉紅金萬年曆三問懷錶,年份約1900,編號17380]


Movement: damascened, lever escapement, jewelled to the centre, bi-metallic compensation balance, two polished steel hammers repeating on coiled gongs

Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, four sunken subsidiary dials for date, day, seconds combined with aperture for moon phases and month combined with leap year indication, blued steel hands, signed H. R. Ekegren

Case: 18ct gold, the covers chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, milled borders, vacant cartouche to front, back centred by musical trophies, repeating slide to the band, calendar adjusters for day, month, date and moon-phases beneath bezel, pusher beside pendant for hand setting, glazed cuvette, milled bezel, fancy-form gold pendant and bow, case back stamped J*J within cartouche and numbered 17380


diameter 57.5mm


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Movement: running and repeating at time of cataloguing. Calendar appears to be advancing correctly but has not been tested for differing lengths of months at time of cataloguing. Dial: has been restored well in soft enamel, hairline cracks still visible to the day and month dials. Case: in good condition with light scuffs and scratches. Decoration to covers remains clear and well defined.


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Antiquorum Geneva, 20-21 April 1996, lot 307
Henry Robert Ekegrén (1823-1896) was born in Denmark. He finished his apprenticeship at Urban Jürgensen in Copenhagen, worked for Jules Jürgensen in Le Locle and spent time in London and Paris. Ekegrén worked for Winnerl and Adolph Lange and, in 1847, spent a year with Henri Golay before completing a decade with the successor company of Golay-Leresche. In 1857, together with Ferdinand Westermann, he established the firm of Ekegrén & Westermann in Geneva. In 1862 Westermann withdrew and the firm became known as H. R. Ekegrén (see: K. Pritchard, Swiss Timepiece Makers, Vol. 1, p. E-19). Ekegrén won many awards and prizes at numerous international exhibitions and chronometer contests. Such was the reputation that Ekegrén built that, in 1891, his firm was sold to Ed. Koehn who left Patek Philippe in order to purchase it. Although Koehn would change the name of the company to Edouard Koehn, he would continue to sign his high grade watches 'H.R. Ekegrén' into the 1920s (see op.cit. p. E-20).