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1558: Gents Faverges (Minerva), Silver, 1903

Gross weight 83g
Accessories: none
Case: 637016, Faverges, RFV (Robert Frères, Villeret), German and Swiss silver hallmarks - Ancre, Levées Visibles, Double Plateau, 15 Rubis - RFV, Metal - coin silver 800, edges pink gold plated, mineral crystal, hinged bezel, hinged back, hinged metal dust cover, D=50.5mm
Dial: - enamel, sunk center and sub second
Movement: 637016, Faverges, Brevet+ - calibre Minerva 19''', gold plated, 15 jewels, stem wind and pin set, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance with 2 adjustment screws (uncut), flat hairspring
Condition: C2-3, D0, M1

The well-known brand Minerva was already registered in 1887, but the company was called Fabrique des Faverges, Robert Frères until 1918. It started with ebauches mainly from FHF, but introduced the first in-house lever calibre 19-3 in 1900. This is frequently mentioned in the literature, but never illustrated. As the movement of the offered watch shows no features of known ebauches,  it is likely this first in-house lever calibre.

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Sold in Auction

Date 10-31-18

High bid EUR 103.00 (~CHF 101.24)

Reserve EUR 95.00 (~CHF 93.38)

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The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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