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A few brands are well-known in the history of international horology as the trend-setters. The Nicole & Capt brand has got that signature status, as this watch manufacturing company introduced the keyless timepieces to the market and started a new era of watchmaking. The founder of this legendary watch manufacturing company was an entrepreneur duo and they were Adolphe Nicole & Jules Capt. The brand was thus formed by adding both surnames together. The company’s production was not limited to manufacturing signature watches; it also used to supply best-quality chronographs and watch movements to other elite watch manufacturing companies, which created a special niche in the world’s watch market. It was headquartered in London; however, keyless and handless watches were the most popular creation from this creative watch manufacturer. Nicole & Capt was a leader for adding some extensive features in their manufactured timepieces. The first breakthrough came when the first patent for a successively created stem-wind and special mechanism was approved for Adolphe Nicole in 1844. If we go back to past, we’ll see that today’s chronograph was invented by Nicole, one of the partners, in 1962. As a result, the faces of watches under this brand were equipped with exclusive chrono features. Mainly, the organization produced technologically advanced and extremely complicated watch movements for leading English watch manufacturers like Benson, Frodsham, Dent, Smith, etc. Only few watches were sold under its own brand. Gents Nicole & Capt, hunter gold 18K was launched in 1874 with an antique 5-min repeater is a pocket watch with a great antique value. Its case was made of 18k gold; the face of the watch bears the logo of London Hallmark. The face of this premium watch was chronograph-encrypted and hour markers were made of small diamonds. The watch runs on the special watch movement of Nicole & Capt denoted by the serial number 7866. It is considered one of the premium collection items for antique watch collectors, and that is why it is in high demand in the watch market. Nicole Nielsen & Co. tourbillon grande et petite sonnerie perpetual calendar is a world-famous watch from the house of Nicole & Capt, which looks elegant and it works with flawless accuracy of timekeeping. The face of the pocket watch is engraved with flawless Arabic numerals and there is a proper date indication facility in the dial. The watch is built with a unique power reservation feature for seven consecutive days in case the owner fails to wind it. The watch presents blue colored hours and minutes hands, which are an exceptional feature of this pocket watch. Nicole Nielsen & Co. is now considered a collectors’ item, so is in great demand in the used watches market. If you are looking to buy authentic and good-looking used Nicole & Capt watches, you need to check all papers first because there are numerous fakes in the market. For authentic Nicole & Capt watches, you can check the stock of Midtown Watch!