|Price||€ 1,700 (= $ 2,279)|
|Movement/Caliber||Minerva 19 ´´´|
|Case Diameter||50 mm|
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Minerva pockets Chronograph
Pocket Watch 1,900 goldplated
With 19 linigem Minerva caliber 19 "' / 9ch
Goldplated case, enamel dial
Minerva SA, Villeret
The Brother Charles Robert and Hyppolite Robert founded in 1858 the company "H. & C. Robert" in Villeret in the Bernese Jura. The company "H. & C. Robert" first worked as a Etablisseur of pocket watches. Preferably used were movements of Fontainemelon. Söhne 1878 - D took over the Charles and Georges the management of the company. From 1885 was also Van Robert to involved in the company's management; the company name was in "Robert Frères Villeret" was amended and the new logo "RFV" (with an arrow) was introduced. In 1885 took the "Robert Frères Villeret" at the "Des Expositions universal" in Anvers and 1889 at the World Exhibition in Paris part; the two exhibitions won medals for the company their clocks.
From 1895 onwards began "Robert Frères Villeret" with the production of his own movements and very few pocket watchcases are being in nickel and silver version; the case production but was set back in 1931. By the turn of the century the company was from Robert's sons continuously to a real watchmaker restructured.
The first Minerva-caliber was a pocket watch movement with cylinder escapement.
In 1908 began "Robert Frères Villeret" with the production of chronographs and stopwatches. From 1920 the rough movements were in the in-house workshop goldplated. In 1923, the brand name "Minerva" was introduced, and in 1929 was the renaming of the company in "Minerva SA, Villeret".
1934 King Alexander was Minerva SA by Charles Haussener Pelot ( and Jacques.
In 1955, the shares of the inheritance of Minerva to the nephews and heirs of Jacques Pelot (, André Frey, through, and in 1960 he inherited the son-in-law of Charles Haussener, Maurice FAVRE whose shares. Frey and FAVRE led the company until 1989, then took over Jean-Jacques Frey the management of the company together with his father André Frey.
Under a new leadership
In the year 2000 the family sold the company to Frey a Italian investor. This builds up at the time a new collection of watches on, with which the high-quality Manufakturerzeugnisse tradition be continued. Experienced in this area of the new managing director Beppe Menaldo, of the 38 previously had been active in the horological is (in particular for Breguet and Blancpain) places special value to maintain the authenticity of the watches and the spirit of the brand not to distort. So there are good prospects that the very popular brand watch enthusiasts in their way in a credible way continues.
The watch is located in fantastic beautiful collector's condition of watchmaker and revised
Comes with 1 year warranty