Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    4th-5th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 7,984

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976 receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search