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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 44

Breitling Laederich
Pocket watch, “detached” lever escapement; 18K yellow gold

CHF 800 - 1,600

EUR 770 - 1,540 / USD 870 - 1,740 / HKD 6,800 - 13,600

Sold: CHF 1,062

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Case-back guilloché (engine-turned) with, in the centre, a circle; guilloché (engine-turned) case-band; gilded metal cuvette (dome).

Gilded metal dial, with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, “detached” lateral equilibrated lever escapement, blued steel index-regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Brand Breitling Laederich, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Year circa 1850-1860

Movement No. 20 093

Case No. 21 073 / 773 (by “A B L”)

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 49.7 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, “detached” lateral equilibrated lever escapement

Weight 86.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)


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).


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