Gold Repeating Chronograph Watch no. 1926
Case: Yellow gold, hunting, case numbered "GG [intertwined]1926", inside lid engraved "John S. Benson", hinged cuvette signed "Repetition a Minutes, Chronometre, Chronographe, Quantieme, Mon. B. Haas Jne., Brevetee, Geneve - Paris", inner glazed cuvette.
Dial: White enamel, subsidiary dials for seconds, day, date, month/leap year, blued steel & gold hands
Movement: Nickel, bi-metallic balance with blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil with polished steel square kidney piece.
18?? - Haas Neveux, Geneva
???? - John S. Benson
2018 - Schmidt's Antiques, Michigan, est $10-20,000, sold $16,000, 1 Jan 2018, "B. Haas, Geneva & Paris 18k gold minute repeating chronograph pocket watch with triple complication and perpetual calendar. High quality movement jeweled through the hammers, under a glazed cuvette, DSD with Roman numerals, 4 subsidiary dials indicate month (4 year cycle) date, day of the week and moon phase, SW, LS. Massive 60 mm 18k gold HC. 185.1 grams total. Serial #1926 on case. Near mint condition with slight case wear, minor scratches, interior of rear cover engraved "John S. Benson". Running and functioning when cataloged. ESTIMATE $10,000-20,000 Condition Near mint condition with slight case wear, minor scratches, interior of rear cover engraved "John S. Benson". Running and functioning when cataloged."
2018? - Bogoff Watches, $37,750, "Fine and scarce Swiss 18K gold perpetual calendar minute repeater chronograph by Haas, Geneva, circa 1890. Fine white enamel dial with blued steel hands and indications for running seconds, day, date, month and year (1-4), and aperture for phases of the moon. Plain polish hunting case with chronograph button and repeater slide in the band, Fine estimated 34 jewel movement. Unlike simple calendar watches, this mechanism "knows" the number of days in each month and also accounts for leap year. When activated, this watch chimes the time using different chime tones to designate the hours, quarter hours and minutes with loud clear tones. "