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Henri Stauffer Grande Sonnerie self strike in Quality Extra, 18K Gold lavishly dekorated HC pocket watch

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Pre-owned Year of production 1898 No original box No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code EDFVY0
Movement Manual winding
Case material Rose gold
Year of production 1898 (Approximation)
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Mannheim


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Brevet 13896
Number of jewels 26


Case material Rose gold
Case diameter 58 mm
Bezel material Rose gold
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Gold
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Chiming clock, Repeater


Tempered blue hands


A rare, heavy gent's hunter case pocket watch
"Grande Sonnerie"
with quarter hour/hour self strike
and with quarter repeating
Henri Onésime Stauffer
Patent / Brevet 13896, of February 17th, 1897
in massiv 18k gold case
with a high-quality, complicated movement

This complicated "Grande Sonnerie" hunter case pocket watch with quarter / hour repeating, measuring approx. 58mm in diameter and weighing over 158 grams, was manufactured at the end of the 19th century in Western Switzerland.
The special feature of this pocket watch is the independent, quarter-hour triggering of the strike movement, which can also be repeated manually as often as required. When the striking mechanism is released automatically, the full hours and quarter hours are struck. The small pusher for the manual triggering of the repetition is on the case band at "12". When the repeater is operated manually, the hours and quarter-hours are also struck. The high-quality, rare precision lever movement in "Quality Extra", Brevet 13896 patent by Henri Stauffer from 1897 has only one barrel for going and striking train.
The strike of hours and quater hours are carried out by two hammers and two gongs.
Especially noteworthy on this pocket watch is the all-sides magnificent and lavishly decorated 18k gold à goutte case. The front and back side of the case shows a beautiful composition of large summer flowers, sourrounded by a lot of floral elements on a chased backround. The 18k gold dome is decorated and engraved with manufacturer's details.
Also masterfully is the high-quality engraved and with floral ornaments covered gold dial.
Under the jump cover above "58" the small lever for "Sonnerie" (strike) and "Silence" (still) position is located.

Details to the watch
gold dial
large Arabic numerals
outer five-minute divisions
Spade hands
auxiliary seconds
very good condition, slightly traces of use

precision lever escapement in "Quality Extra"
gold chatoned, screwed central minute wheel
2 hammers
2 gongs
barrel with click on the top
screw compensation balance
blued hairspring
ruby endstone on balance and escape wheel
polished screws
the movement is is fully functional and running very well

18k gold
both-sides floral decorated
slide for on/off self strike between "11" and "12"
slide for hand setting device at "4"
lateral pusher for repetition
diameter approx. 58 mm without crown
total weight: 158,8 grams
very good condition
The watch is fully functional, is running very well and is in a very good total condition.

//////////////////////////////GERMAN DESCRIPTION////////////////////////////­//

Seltene, schwere Herrensavonnette
"Grande Sonnerie"
mit Viertelstunden-/Stundenselbstschlag
und mit Viertelstundenrepetition
Henri Onésime Stauffer
Brevet 13896, Patent vom 17. Februar 1897
in 18Kt Goldausführung
mit einem hochwertigen, komplizierten Werk

Diese im Durchmesser ca. 58mm große und über 158g schwere und komplizierte "Grande Sonnerie" Herrensavonnette mit Viertelstundenrepetition wurde Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Westschweiz hergestellt.
Das Besondere an dieser Taschenuhr ist die selbständige, viertelstündliche Auslösung des Schlagwerkes, die auch manuell beliebig oft wiederholt werden kann. Beim selbstätigen Schlagen werden die vollen Stunden und Viertelstunden geschlagen. Am Gehäusemittelteil bei "12" befindet sich ein kleiner Drücker für die manuelle Auslösung der Repetition. Beim manuellen Repetieren werden ebenso die Stunden und Viertelstunden geschlagen.
Das hochwertige, seltene Präzisionsankerwerk in "Qualität Extra", "Brevet 13896" Patent von Henri Stauffer aus dem Jahr 1897 besitzt nur ein Federhaus für das Geh- und Schlagwerk. Das Schlagen der Stunden und Viertelstunden erfolgt durch zwei Hämmer und zwei Tonfedern. Besonders hervorzuheben ist bei dieser Savonnette das allseitig prachtvoll und aufwändig dekorierte 18Kt. Goldgehäuse mit à goutte Verschlüssen. Die Vor- und Rückseite des Gehäuses zeigen eine herrliche florale Komposition aus großen Sommerblumen, umgeben von vielen floralen Elementen auf dem ziselierten Hintergrund. Die 18Kt. Goldcuvette ist dekoriert und graviert mit Hersteller-Angaben.
Ebenso meisterhaft ist das hochwertig gravierte mit floralen Ornamenten besetzte Goldzifferblatt.
Unter dem Sprungdeckel über "58" befindet sich der kleine Hebel für die Stellung "Sonnerie" (Schlagen) und "Silence" (Still).
Details zur Uhr
arabische Zahlen
äußere Fünfminutenteilung
vertiefte kleine Sekunde
sehr guter Zustand, mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren

Präzisionsankerwerk in "Qualität Extra"
goldchatoniertes, verschraubtes Zentralminutenrad
Federhaus mit obenliegendem Gesperr
2 Hämmer
2 Tonfedern
gebläute Unruhspirale
Rubindeckstein auf Unruh und Ankerrad.
polierte Schrauben
das Werk ist vollfunktionstüchtig und läuft sehr gut

18Kt Gold
beidseitig floral dekoriert
seitlicher Drücker für Repetition
seitlicher Hebel für Ein- oder Ausschaltung des Selbstschlages zwischen "11" und "12"
Schieber für Zeigerstellung bei "4"
Durchmesser: ca. 58mm ohne Krone
Gesamtgewicht der Uhr: ca. 158,8g
sehr guter Zustand
Die Uhr ist voll funktionstüchtig, läuft sehr gut und befindet sich in einem sehr guten Gesamtzustand.

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