Hardy Bros, London and Sydney. A very fine and rare 18ct gold open face keyless wind split second pocket watch No.10071, Case made by Emil Nielsen, London Hallmark for 1888
Lot 59*
Hardy Bros, London and Sydney. A very fine and rare 18ct gold open face keyless wind split second pocket watch No.10071, Case made by Emil Nielsen, London Hallmark for 1888
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,396) inc. premium
Lot Details
Hardy Bros, London and Sydney. A very fine and rare 18ct gold open face keyless wind split second pocket watch
No.10071, Case made by Emil Nielsen, London Hallmark for 1888
Gilt brass finish English lever movement with polished steel chronograph work and Nielsen winding, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, outer seconds track, subsidiary chronograph seconds dials at 3 and 9, blued steel hours-minutes hands, typical Nielson style gold and blued steel chronograph hands, polished round hinged case with monogrammed front, round push buttons in the band, round bow, case stamped EN for Emil Nielson, dial and movement signed
53mm.

Footnotes

  • After arriving in Australia from Nottinghamshire, England, Mr John Hardy commenced trading as 'Hardy Brothers' from his rooms in Jamison Street, Sydney in 1853. During 1855, John Hardy opened a showroom in Hunter Street that became the home of Hardy Brothers for over 80 years.

    Following the success of the business in Sydney, including the introduction of silver plate ware and silver cutlery to Australia, the Hardy Brothers opened a showroom at 116 Queen Street, Brisbane in 1894, followed in 1918 by the opening of the Melbourne showroom located at 298 Collins Street.

    Hardy Brothers, are the only holder of a Royal Warrant in Australia. They are also the manufacturer of the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
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