Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 261


CHF 5,000 - 7,000

EUR 5,100 - 7,200 / USD 5,700 - 7,900 / HKD 44,200 - 62,000

Sold: CHF 6,250

Very fine, 18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch.
According to Louis Audemars manufacture book the movement was shipped on the 7 July 1883 to J. Eugene Robert who were their agents in the USA.

Click to full view Click to full view
Image Image

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Brand Louis Audemars, Switzerland

Year 1884

Movement No. 12951

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 53 mm.

Caliber 19''', 25 jewels, nickel plated, ''fausses cotes'' decoration, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.

Signature Dial and movement

Accessories Louis Audemars certificate from July 2022 and copy of the Louis Audemars manufacture book


DENT A celebrated watchmaking dynasty founded by Edward John Dent (1790-1853), known for high quality watches, clocks, chronometers and regulators. After starting life as a tallow chandler, Edward John Dent switched to watchmaking. From 1815 to 1829, he was employed by the Vulliamys and the Barrauds. In 1830 he entered into a partnership with J. R. Arnold. In 1840 he set up on his own account at 33 Cockspur Street, London. He was the builder of "Big Ben", the famous Westminster clock. He made many fine chronometers and watches as well as others of a high commercial grade. The firm continued until relatively recently at 41 Pall Mall, London, as E. Dent & Co. Ltd.