Pink gold Chronometer no. 18865
Case: Pink gold, Four body, "bassine", polished, hinged cuvette.
Dial: White enamel, Breguet numerals, signed "Haas Neveux & Co., Geneve", gold Louis XV hands
Movement: 19''' nickel lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometre regulator, double chronograph driven off the centre wheel, each activated and operated independently, stamped with the seal of Geneva
???? - Haas Neveux, Geneva
1993 - Antiquorum, 25 Apr 1993, est CHF10-12,000, sold CHF16,100, "Haas Neveux & Cie., Genève, No. 18865, circa 1910. Very fine and rare, 18 ct. pink gold, keyless watch with double chronograph and two instantaneous 30 minute recorders. C. Four body, "bassine", polished. Gold cuvette. D. White enamel wit Breguet numerals, outer gilt Arabic minute ring and chronograph ring, sunk subsidiary seconds and minute registers. Gold "Louis XV" hands. M. 17"', rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 22 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with swan neck micrometric index. Double chronographs, one with visible work and push piece in the band, the other one with concealed work and button on the winding crown. Signed on the dial, trade-mark on the case. In very good condition. Diam. 50 mm. Notes Double chronograph with two minute recorders on the same watch is a very rare and unusual feature"
2013 - Sotheby's 11 May 2013 Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 CHF SOLD 25,000 CHF "Haas Neveux
A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD OPEN FACED KEYLESS LEVER DOUBLE INDEPENDENT CHRONOGRAPH WATCH NO. 18865 CIRCA 1910 cal. 19''' nickel lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometre regulator, double chronograph driven off the centre wheel, each activated and operated independently, stamped with the seal of Geneva • enamel dial, Breguet numerals, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and two 30 minute registers, one for each chronograph, the outer track for 300 units • chronograph activated by buttons in the crown and at 11 o'clock • dial, case and movement signed
diameter 50 mm"