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Gold Observatory chronometer no. 57519

Case: Yellow gold Four-body, "bassine", polished, gold hinged cuvette.

Dial: White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands.

Movement: 19''', Nickel, 19j, bi-metallic Guillaume-type "Crausaz" balance with blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil with polished steel kidney piece, signed "Haas Neveux & Co., Geneve, 57519, Fab Suisse", numbered on main plate.

This unusual ebauche was almost certainly made by Wehrli Freres, and it was also sold to Patek Philippe (no. 1913 - 198050 for the 1924 Observatory trial 774 points, re-adjusted for 1925 846 points) and Vacheron Constantin (no. 1911 for 1924 Observatory trial 626 points).

Provenance:
19?? - Wehrli Freres

1910 - Haas Neveux, Geneva

1910 - Observatoire de Geneve, Third prize, adjusted by Wehrli Freres, 246 points.

1913 - Observatoire de Geneve

2002 - Antiquorum November 16, 2002 CHF 3,000 - 4,000 Sold: CHF 3,220 "Haas Neveux, Genève, No. 57519, regulated for Geneva Observatory Contest by Wehrli Freres, circa 1910.Fine 18K gold keyless watch. C. Four-body, "bassine", polished, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 43 mm. (19'''), 3/4 plate, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, anibal-brass Guillaume-type Crausaz cut bimetallic compensation balance with large gold temperature screws and platinum quarter screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring.Signed on dial, case and movement.Diam. 53 mm. C. Four-body, "bassine", polished, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. "

2004 - Antiquorum 2004-06-06 "Haas Neveux & Co. , Genève, No. 57519, circa 1920. Very fine and very rare 18K gold keyless lever pocket chronometer with Crausaz balance. Winner of the third prize in the 1910 Geneva Observatory timing contest. Accompanied by a copy of the “Bulletin de marche”. Four-body, “bassine”, polished, gold hinged cuvette. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel “spade” hands. 45 mm (20'''), rhodium-plated, half-plate, 19jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, anibal-brass Guillaume compensation balance with special alloy. Breguet balance spring. Signed on dial, case and movement.Diam. 53 mm. Notes An important watch with Crausaz balance. This watch was adjusted by the Wehrli Frères for the 1910 Geneva Observatory timing contest, where it won the third prize with a total of 246 points. "