Pocket Watches

Pocket watch with quarter repeating and Grande Sonnerie chime

    Pocket watch with quarter repeating and Grande Sonnerie chime

    Switzerland, Geneva, Le Brass

    Circa 1890

    Audemars Frères, Brassus & Genève

    Gold, rose gold, nickel, blue-finished steel, enamel, glass; gilding, polishing, engraving, mechanical work

    Diameter 56 mm

    On the dial: “Audemars Frères / Brassus & Genève”, on the lids inner side: “56/K14”; on the shield: “Audemars Frères/ Genève & Brassus” in oval, “0,585”, “861”; two gold marks “squirrel”, mark “crown”, on rear lid inner side: “125861”; on cuvette: the medals images, medal ribbon; mantle and inscriptions: “HORLOGERS DE Sa MAJESTĖ L EMPEREUR DE RUSSIE” (Watchmakers of His Majesty, the Emperor of Russian Empire) “MEDAILLES OBTENUES”, “No.125861”, “AUDEMARS FRĖRES”, “BRASSUS & GENĖVE”, “PAR L’ANCIENCE MAISON AUDEMARS FONDĖE EN 1811”. On control scale “Avance”, “Retard”. Gold mark on Remontoir. On the bezel: “SILENCE”, “SONNERIE”; on the movement shield: “16112”, “18543”


    Mechanical pocket watch in round polished rose gold hunter case, with winding crown, a button and a ring. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals for hours’ designation in five divisions on the ring external side and two blue-finished steed hands with the inscription: “Audemars Frères / Brassus & Genève” is under the glass cover. Small dial with Arabic numerals for seconds' designation in ten divisions and one hand is beneath The button for activating the repeater is on the rim. The lever for stopping the chime with inscriptions “SILENCE”, “SONNERIE” is on the bezel. The images of prize medals, diplomas, medal ribbon, mantle and engraved inscriptions with information about the awards, the watch serial number and the manufacturer status are on the cuvette. Gold alloys, manufacturer mark and serial number are on the lids inner sides. Nickel watch movement is with gemstones, with split bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring made from blued steel, control scale, straight lever escapement, the quarter repeater and Grand Sonnerie chime by three hammers on three gongs.