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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 12

MERMOD FRÈRES

Fine, keyless-winding pocket watch with quarter-repeater by two striking Jacquemarts (Jacks); 14K pink gold.

Brand Mermod Freres, Sainte-Croix

Year Circa 1900

Case No. 71 979

Material 14K pink gold

Caliber 19’’’, gilded brass, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Dimensions Ø 55.3 mm

Signature Case (trademark)

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: CHF 4,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The company name is registered in 1881, as makers of watches and music boxes in Sainte-Croix (Vaud); Sainte-Croix was and is the centre of the music box industry. The company won a Third Class medal for finished watches at the National Exhibition in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1881. They manufactured entirely by improved machinery their music boxes. The company registered the trademark “Mira” for music boxes in 1902. The company is also listed for compli- cated watches, repeaters and chronometers. It still exists in 1925 for horology and “talking machines”. In 1926, the name of the company became “William Mermod”.