Charles-Théodore Vaucher à Fleurier, "Chronometre" detent escapement. 193g Heavy hunter in "as good as new" condition circa 1850.
Charles-Théodore Vaucher à Fleurier, "Chronometre" detent escapement 193g Heavy hunter with detent escapement chronometer. Large heavy hunter case: 18k gold, both lids guilloché. Gold cuvette with guilloché rim, inscribed Chronometer, signed Ch`s TH`re Vaucher Fleurier Suisse No. 2040 case maker mark "AB" 18K. The case is Exceptional good condition.
Dial : silver plated, applied floral gold ornaments, gilloched, countersunk second, original filigree blued Fleur de lys steel hands. Dail and hands are in mint condition. Movement : Nickel bridge movement, Geneva stripe cut, cloudy cut subplate, All bridges and steel parts beveled, chain/spring, key winding, red gold gear train, screwed ruby bearings in gold lining, index regulator, gold screw comp. Balance, blued, cylindrical hairspring, detent escapement. The movement was serviced and cleaned by my watchmaker and is in perfekt condition.Total weight 193g, diameter 58 mm, circa 1850-60. This watch contains everything that the collector loves : it is large, as good as new, shows the finest craftsmanship and artistic quality in the movement and case, was made by a renowned watchmaker, by the very heavy case it lies well in the hand; all parts are in the original condition.
This watch is an early example of a top Swiss chronometer ; it was created shortly before the two watchmakers Charles-Théodore Vaucher and Ch. Grosclaude founded their joint watch manufactory. Only a few of Vauchers early works are known, from the cooperation with Grosclaude one finds several extremely high-quality chronometers, also with complications. Charles-Théodore Vaucher was born in Fleurier in 1800. From 1856 he was a business partner of Charles-Henri Grosclaude, who founded the company Ch.
Grosclaude & Fils as early as 15 August 1850. Charles-Henri Grosclaude was born on 16 May 1814 in Les Planchettes, Neuchatel. Grosclaude was the most important chronometer maker in the Val-de-Travers. His reputation was established by his pocket chronometers, and especially by his marine chronometers, a field that not many other Swiss horologists explored.
At the London Universal Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862, he obtained medals for his watches. He was known to make independent seconds watches based on a special mechanism, in which both trains ran from the same mainspring (similar to Breguet).
Between 1860 and 1870 he submitted a number of marine chronometers to the Neuchâtel Observatory Trials, where he obtained five special awards for adjustment, winning the first prize in 1870. In 1865 he registered the company? S name, adding that of his son James. He probably died in the 1870? S, as in 1883 the company was listed under the name of James Grosclaude.
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The item "6,2Oz Charles-Théodore Vaucher 18k Chronometre detent escapement & Fusee 1850" is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".antik" and is located in Potsdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.