Watch Data

Platinum Repeating Chronometer no. 20506

Case: Platinum, reverse with inlaid gold "FOC" monogram

Dial: Silvered, arabic numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, subsidiary dials for seconds, day, date, month, moonphase & leap year, signed "Haas Neveux & Cie., Geneve".

Movement: Geneva Seal

19?? - Haas Neveux, Geneva

2013 - Antiquorum 2013-11-10 28,750 chf "HAAS NEVEUX PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING & PERPETUAL CALENDAR Haas Neveux & Cie, Genève, No. 20506. Made circa 1920. Very fine, rare and elegant, minute-repeating, platinum and yellow gold keyless dress watch with perpetual calendar. Three-body, "bassine pincee" polished, brushed back with inlaid yellow gold concentric monogram, correctors in the band. Matte silver, black champleve Paris numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, days of the week, date and months with four-year indication, aperture for the moon phases. Blued steel Breguet hands. 17''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, stamped twice with the seal of Geneva quality mark, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Notes Dial signed, case and movement numbered. DIAM. 47 mm. Watches with minute repeating and perpetual calendar are rarely found with a platinum case. The ...

2014 - Dr Crott 10 May 2014 est euro 27,000 - 30,000 Haas Neveux & Cie., Genève, Movement No. 20506, Case No. 20506, 46 mm, 63 g, circa 1935 "A very fine, thin, astronomical minute repeating pocket watch with perpetual calendar and moon phase Case: platinum, monogrammed, polished, push back, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, cobalt blue enamelled moon phase disc with inlaid golden stars and moon, day, date and month indicator considering the leap year, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, Geneva quality hallmark, gold screw compensation balance. Haas & Cie. In 1848 the brothers Leopold (1827-1915) and Benjamin (1828-1925) Haas, both knights of the Légion d'honneur, founded the ANCIENNE MANUFACTURE DES MONTRES HAAS & CIE in Geneva. The company excelled in unique and exceptional pieces and achieved its reputation with exquisite watches that pass for modern even today. Rare treasures such as the split second chronograph and beautifully wrought pocket and wristwatches were created in accordance with the manufacturer's fundamental motto of simplicity, technique and elegance. Benjamin Haas invented a form of winding where the mainspring was wound by opening the front cover of a hunting case watch. Patents, 1873, p. 48 illustrated and outlined British patent No. 3945, issued Dec. 2, 1873 to B. Haas. This patent was licensed to other makers. 1884 Haas changed their name to Haas Neveux & Cie, to communicate that new family members had taken positions in the company. At the same time the original logo of B.H. & Co. (for Benjamin Haas & Co) was changed to a small running hare and the letters HNC in an oval shape - representing the dynamic attitude of the company. In 1896 Haas Neveux & Cie establishes a record with an ultraflat 2mm movement for a ladies' watch and wins a first price for precision in the 1902 competition of the famous "Observatoire de Geneve"."

2015 - Sotheby's 13 May 2015 25,000 - 35,000 CHF SOLD. 31,250 CHF "Haas Neveux & Cie A FINE AND RARE EXTRA THIN PLATINUM 'ART DECO' OPEN-FACED MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WATCH NO 20506 CIRCA 1920 • cal. 17''' manual winding jewelled nickel-finished lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, two polished hammers repeating on two gongs, cut bi-metallic compensation balance • silvered dial, painted Breguet numerals, four subsidiary dials for the month combined with leap year, day, date, and constant seconds combined with moon-phases, outer minute track, blued steel hands • platinum case, snap-on case back with yellow gold monogram COF, slide on the band for repeater at 3 • case and dial signed"

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