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Tiffany & Co. Movement Attributed to Louis Audemars Rare & Important Minute Repeating Tandem Wind Pocket Watch With Rattrapant...

2013 November 21 Session 2 & 3: Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5156

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 21, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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New York, NY 10022
Description:
Tiffany & Co. Movement Attributed to Louis Audemars Rare & Important Minute Repeating Tandem Wind Pocket Watch With Rattrapante Chronograph & Quarter Second Jump, circa 1873
Case: massive, 18k yellow gold, No. 11668, four body, plain hinged back, inner hinged bezel with display crystal over the movement, 54.5 mm diameter, 21.5 mm thick, gold hinges
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, black minute track, outer 1/5th second divisions with five second numerals, jump quarter seconds at six, blued steel spade hands
Movement: No. 11668, nickel, two train, tandem winding, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance with gold timing screws, two gold trains, straight line damaskeening, jeweled to the repeat hammers, estimated at 50 jewels, lever setting, rattrapante chronograph function and diaboltine jump quarter seconds activated by two buttons on the rim, repeat activated by a large gold slide on the rim
Signed: Tiffany & Co. New York on the dial and movement

Note: This exceptional and very rare timepiece has a highly unusual combination of complications. The time train and repeating element are of superior quality. This is combined with a sophisticated rattrapante chronograph without return to zero that Louis Audemars perfected along with the quarter second jump complication. The rattrapante chronograph mechanism is fitted beneath the dial. The gold slide bar for the repeat has a small depression in the middle that was a classic Louis Audemars feature.

Condition Report*:

Type: Tiffany & Co. Movement Attributed to Louis Audemars Rare & Important Minute Repeating Tandem Wind Pocket Watch With Rattrapante Chronograph & Quarter Second Jump
Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals
Hands; blue spade
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Gram Weight: 162.1
Case No: 11668
Case Info: massive, four body, plain
Case Width: 54.5
Crystal: glass
Watch Movement: No. 11668, nickel, two train, tandem winding, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance with gold timing screws, two gold trains, straight line damaskeening, jeweled to the repeat hammers, estimated at 50 jewels, lever settting, rattrapante chronograph function and diaboltine jump quarter seconds activated by two buttons on the rim, repeat activated by a large gold slide on the rim
Circa: 1873

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