Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

LOT 34

BREITLING LAEDERICH WATCH WITH "PATENT LEVER"

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, subsidiary seconds at 6; guilloché engine-turned cover and case-back with enamel decoration Cover engraved in taille-douce with a cypher.

Brand Breitling Laederich

Year circa 1850-1860

Movement No. 22 506

Case No. 22 506

Caliber 15''', gilded brass, with going barrel, patented lateral equilibrated lever escapement, blued steel balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø41 mm.

Signature cuvette

HKD 15,000 - 25,000

USD 1,900 - 3,100 / EUR 1,700 - 2,800


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11

Good

Slightly worn

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Breitling Laederich He or they signed watches with “Detached Lever” and / or “Patent Lever” escapements in Le Locle, then in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the middle of the 19th century; there are key-winding watches fitted with lateral equilibrated lever escapement. Breitling Laederich seems to be the grand-father or grand-uncle of Léon Breitling (1860-1914), the founder of the famous manufacture in Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura) in 1884, company who moves in 1892 to La Chaux-de-Fonds (Neuchâtel mountains).