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Montres de Prestige / Jules Jurgensen. Rare montre de gousset à clapet en or jaune 18k (750) président des États-unis remontoir à clef Jules Jurgensen. A fine and rare United States presidential presentation 18k gold key wind full hunter pocket watch Circa 1860

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Jules Jurgensen. Rare montre de gousset à clapet en or jaune 18k (750) président des États-unis remontoir à clef
Jules Jurgensen. A fine and rare United States presidential presentation 18k gold key wind full hunter pocket watch Circa 1860
24 May 2022, 10:00 CEST
Paris

€5,000 - €7,000

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Jules Jurgensen. Rare montre de gousset à clapet en or jaune 18k (750) président des États-unis remontoir à clef

Jules Jurgensen. A fine and rare United States presidential presentation 18k gold key wind full hunter pocket watch
Date: Circa 1860
Movement: Nickel finish typical Jules Jurgenson wheel layout, cut bi-metallic compensation balance with gold screws, gold capped and jewelled end stones to escape wheel, elongated precision regulator, No.8129
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, black outer minute track, subsidiary seconds at 6, black hands
Case: Engine turned round hinged, reeded band, Presidential engraving to cuvette, No.3739, 8129
Signed: Dial & movement, case stamped JHD
Size: 52mm - Gross Weight: 128,67g
Accompaniments: Original wooden Jules Jurgensen box, associated gilt metal chain with locket fob

Footnotes

In the 19th century it was popular for the President of the United States to award foreigners in recognition of saving American lives however it was not until 1862, during the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, that there became an official award. The present watch pre-dates this creation of an official award to non citizens of the United States and was made by the renowned watchmaker Jules Jürgenson. Upon the cuvette of the watch it is inscribed:

The President of the United States to Captain F. Duphaic of the French Ship Duquay Trouin for his humane and gallant conduct in rescuing from Shipwreck the Master and Crew of the American Brig 'Florentine' 1857

Later watches gifted in recognition of saving American lives at sea were supplied by Waltham.

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