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Lot 46: Juvenia, Wristwatch with Alarm Function, Switzerland, 1960s
October 22, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Juvenia, wristwatch with alarm function
Manual wind movement; hour, minute, second, alarm
Silver colored dial, silver colored hands, line indices
Watch case, crown and pin buckle of stainless steel, strap of black leather
Watch case no. 464071
Case diameter: 34 mm; Height: 10 mm
Length of strap: approx. 18.5 cm; Lugs width: 18 mm
Overall weight: 37 g
Partially functional, used condition with traces of wear, dial, hands and indices slightly worm, hand for alarm is loose
The wristwatch is in a used condition with traces of wear. Dial, hands and indices are slightly worn and the hand for the alarm function is loose. During in-house testing, the watch was partially functional. The alarm function is in need of repair. Long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. The watch case measures 34 mm in diameter and 10 mm in height. The strap is approx. 18.5 cm long and the lugs width measure 18 mm. The timepiece weighs 37 grams.
In 1860, Jacques Didisheim established a watchmaking workshop in the town of Saint-Imier in Switzerland, which was to become one of the world’s leading luxury Swiss watch manufacturers. Soon afterwards he moved his workshop to La Chaux-de-Fonds, where he found a more ideal environment for his intentions. After a technical breakthrough in 1880 in developing a movement with a cylinder escapement, the company became one of the first manufacturers to offer a ladies wristwatch. In the early 1900s, the first two boutiques were opened in Paris and Madrid. Over the years Juvenia revolutionized and continued to develop mechanisms and designs, e.g. in 1914 the smallest movement constructed on a single level was presented at the Swiss National Exhibition and in 1969 the classic ‘Milanais’ type watches were introduced at the Basel Fair. Until now, Juvenia is known for trend-setting and innovative case designs, quality and precision. (nlu)
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