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James Nardin, Locle, Extremely Fine Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch With Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar & Moon Phase, circ...

2010 May Signature Fine Timepieces Auction #5042

 
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Auction Ended On: May 4, 2010
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Description:
James Nardin, Locle, Extremely Fine Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch With Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar & Moon Phase, circa 1880's
Case: massive 18k rose gold, four body hunter, 60 mm, hinged inner gold cuvette, gold slide on the band to activate the repeater, push button for the chronograph function, Jurgensen style lips, plain back, front cover engraved with ornate overlay design, No. 1501
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, blue steel spade hands, outer minute track and five minute numerals, upper four year and month indication, day and date dials, constant seconds and moon phases at six
Movement: nickel finished bridge movement jeweled thru the hammers, 38 jewels, straight line lever escapement, counter poised pallet, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold adjustment screws, polished steel hammers, pin set from the rim
Signed: gold cuvette is signed James Nardin, Locle

Note: James Nardin, also known as James Nardin - Perret, was a cousin of Ulysse Nardin who was also located in Le Locle. Both were superior horologists known for chronometers and complicated timepieces. James Nardin received a U.S. patent for an early stem wind watch in 1869.

Condition Report*:

Type: James Nardin, Locle, Extremely Fine Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch With Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar & Moon Phase
Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
Hands; blue spades
Metal: 18k gold
Gram Weight: 174.5
Case No: 1501
Case Info: massive, four body, bassine, gold cuvette
Case Width: 60 mm
Crystal: glass
Watch Movement: 38 jewels, nickel finish, jeweled thru the steel repeat hammers, straight line lever with counter poised pallet, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold timing screws
Circa: 1880
Condition: case is massive and very good, light surface scratches on the back, dial is superb except for a tiny flake in the sub seconds at 29 1/2 mark, movement is good and running and chiming well with very good tone, cleaning is recommended, some oxidation on the hairspring

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