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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

LOT 172

H. F. MATILE WATCH WITH CABRIOLET CASE

18K yellow gold, cabriolet, pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, subsidiary seconds at 6 Case-back engraved in taille-douce with a lake scape. Pair-cased case-back engraved in taille-douce with a horse in front of a lake scape.

Brand Henry Louis Matile

Year circa 1860

Movement No. 3 785

Case No. 876

Caliber 18''' gilded brass, with going barrel, duplex escapement, compensated balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 54.5 mm.

Signature cuvette

HKD 47,000 - 63,000

USD 6,000 - 8,000 / EUR 5,300 - 7,100


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*

Good

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-04-01

Good

HANDS Later

HANDS Original


Notes

Matile, Henri François LaSagne, Neuchâtel, June 15, 1831 - Eudora, Kansas (U.S.A.), May 26, 1915 Watchmaker active in LeLocle (Neuchâtel mountains). He married in 1853 Virginie Ducommun-dit-Veron (Neuchâtel, August 25, 1832 - Erie, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.), June 29, 1871). They had 6 children there before they emigrated to the U.S.A. (Louise, Anna, Charles, Emma, Ella, and Caesar). They arrived in New York Harbor on the ship "Harvest Home", August 3, 1867, settled in Erie, and there they had 2 more children (William and Henry). In 1871, after Virginie died, Henri married Georgia Anna Snowrow and they had 3 children, and moved to Kansas with most of their children, sometime between 1878 and 1880 (Julius was born in Erie in 1878 and they were already living in Eudora, Kansas, on the 1880 census (Louise and Anna remained and lived their lives in Erie).