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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 380

LOUIS BRANDT FRERES, TRIPLE CALENDAR MOONPHASE, QUARTER REPETER

A very fine and very rare 18K pink gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with Triple date moon phases and quarter repeater.

Brand Louis Brandt Freres

Year Circa 1890

Numbers Case N. 3791

Caliber 19'''

Signature LBF hallmark on the case and numbered.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 8,125


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01

Good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

Louis Brandt Freres In 1848, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Louis Brandt, watchmaker, started his own manufacture of metal and silver pocket watches which he exported throughout Europe, and particularly to England. Shortly thereafter, he also started making gold pocket and fob-watches which were received with great success by their clientele. In 1879, his sons Louis-Paul and César joined the business and the new manufacture was established in Bienne in the early 1880s. Over the course of ten years, the manufacture had become the largest in Switzerland. At that time, the Brandt brothers introduced new production techniques, mechanization and automation, which were patterned after those used in the United States. They transformed the small-series manufacture of watches into industrial-scale production, thereby entering the world arena.