Watch (Pocket watch)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert et Courvoisier (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Switzerland, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silver; Brass; Ormolu; Enamel; Steel

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  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Watch (Pocket watch)


Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Robert et Courvoisier (Maker)
In 1781 Louis Courvoisier became a partner with Loius Robert from the La Chaux-de-Fonds region of Switzerland. Their first partnership name as "J. Robert et Fils et Cie, but by 1800 the name of the firm changed to "Robert et Courvoisier". In 1816 watches were produced and marked with a new name, "Courvoisier et Cie" reflecting changes in the partnership over time.

Place of Origin

Switzerland, Europe

Origin Notes

Previously catalogued as possible origin in Paris, France, but this was updated with makers' information for the watch movement. The town is La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Neuchatel canton of Switzerland, a French-speaking region. [AWagner 9/2012]



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Dial; "Remoutoir" painted/inscribed
2. Inscription; Dial; "Aiguiller" painted/inscribed
3. Inscription; Case, back, interior; "47916" inscribed
4. Inscription; Case, back, interior; "LHV 10959" inscribed
5. Signature; Movement, backplate; "Robert et Courvoisier" engraved
6. Inscription; Movement, backplate; "H47916" engraved




Silver; Brass; Ormolu; Enamel; Steel

Dimensions (inches)

1.12 (D) , 2.37 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

2.86 (D) , 6.03 (Diam)

Object Description

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