19th Century Swiss 14kt Gold ‘Audemars Fréres’ Double Hunter Pocket Watch – Quarter Repeater.v** SOLD ARCHIVES **v
A 14 Karat Gold Swiss pocket watch repeater that chimes (repeats the hour) when the side button is pressed. It is a quarter repeater, that when the hour of the chime is heard, it also double strikes once when it is between the hour and 1/4 after, double strikes twice when it is between 1/4 hour and 1/2 hour etc ……. The Swiss company is “Audemars Freres” based in Geneva. The white enamel face features black roman numerals and also shows a seconds hand.
Repeaters are much rarer than other normal pocket watches. The President – Franklin D. Roosevelt owned an Audemars Fréres repeater and it recently sold for 1.45 million US Dollars! (fun fact).
Marked on face: “Audemars Fréres Brassus & Geneve”. Marked 14k on back case and front case. Interior 3rd case is gold filled and shows the company’s logo and medals of honours – since 1811.
Excellent working condition.