A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER MAKER! WOULD SUIT A 29.8-30mm MOVEMENT. Indeed, it was made by the. Of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, a firm founded in 1859 and with a proud history. Borel was one of a handful of Swiss watch makers (that includes Charles Tissot, Henry Moser and Paul Buhre) that found early success in the world market, especially the Russian Empire.In 1866 (just 7 years after its formation) a Borel chronometer won the Neuchâtel observatory contest. They would win this prestigious contest again in 1870, 1875, 1876 and 1890. Fast forward into the 20th century and Borel was the 2nd largest producer of certified chronometers in the world, as late as 1946. Ernest Borel since 1856, Swiss Made. In the early 20th century the Russian market for imported watches was dominated by Swiss watchmakers such as. Of Schaffhausen and Le Locle. If you think Ernest Borel is just a brand like many, consider this: a Borel chronometer won the Neuchâtel observatory contest in 1866! 10 years after the company was founded! And they won this most prestigious contest again in 1870, 1875, 1876 and 1890. 1946 Borel was the 2nd largest producer of certified chronometers in the world!
Source is the great watch book "Wristwatches - Armbanduhren - Montres Bracelet" from Koenemann Press. It is written in English, German and French, I would have probably bought it just for that! Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli do not only provide historic information which cannot be found on the internet, but they also give you great watch pictures. This watch made in Neuchâtel, in the very heart of what is now known as the "Watch Valley".
It is here, in fact, at the end of the 17th century, that the flourishing art of Swiss watch making acquired its first distinctions. Since then, it has never ceased to develop and to fascinate the world with the perfection of its creations. The item "SOLID 14K GOLD BOREL NEUCHATEL POCKET WATCH CASE with 8 DIAMONDS & WOODEN BOX" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "lutel85" and is located in East Melbourne .This item can be shipped worldwide.