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1025: Gents Nicole & Capt, 5-min repeater, hunter gold 18K, 1874

First patent for stem winding and setting, gross weight 169g
Case: 7866, hinge case, gold 18K, hallmark London 1874, front door with inner guilloche pattern and a monogram (or decoration?) outside, back door with emamel decoration opened with a sunk pusher aside the crown, mineral crystal, gold dust cover with crystal, D=55mm
Dial: enamel, sunk sub second inserted at 10:30h, fine circle for an optional Chrobgraph dial at 1:30h, pierced hand poins with diamonds
Movement: No. 7866, Nicole & Capt, 14, Soho Square, London, Patent, 3/4-plate, gold plated, stem wind and pin set, minimum 19 jewels, 2 visible screwed gold settings, cap jewels on lever- and escapement pinions, English lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring
Repeater: hours, 1 to 11 five-minute strokes, 2 hammers on 2 spiral gongs, regulated by hook-lever escapement, released by slide lever
Condition: C2, D0, M1, case degaded due to normal wear, no dings or dents

High grade pioneer
Nicole & Capt (Nicole, Nielson & Co) was a pioneer for substantial features. The first patent for a serially produced stem wind and set mechanism was granted to Adolphe Nicole in 1844, thus earlier than to Adrien Pilippe (Patek Phillippe). Also the chronograph as we know it today is an invention of Nicole (1962), and the dial of this watch appears to be made for a chrono feature as option. Mainly the company produced complicated movements for leading English manufacturers, e.g. Benson, Dent, Frodsham, Smith. Only few watches were sold under the own brand.
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Sold in Auction

Date 10-12-04

High bid EUR 3800.00 (~US$ 3819.03)

Reserve EUR 3800.00 (~US$ 3819.03)

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