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    L. Leroy & Cie Very Fine Gold Pocket Chronometer With Observatory Timing Certificate, circa 1927
    Case: four body, 18k yellow gold back and bezel with white gold edges, yellow gold reeded rim and pendant, white gold bow, hinged gold cuvette, 50 mm
    Dial: engine turned gold dial with black radial Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, black minute dots, blued steel Breguet moon hands
    Movement: frosted gilt 3/4 plate, straight line lever escapement, 18 jewels, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold and platinum timing screws, pin setting, mirror polished steel plate screws, pillar plate is marked with the head of a viper above the word "Vipère" to indicate the silver medal awarded to this movement
    Signed: movement signed L. Leroy & Cie, gross weight 105.6 grams

    Note: This watch is accompanied by an associated Leroy & Fils box and a photocopy of the Besançon Observatory timing certificate that indicates the watch scored 209.7 points out of a possible 250, earning a silver medal.


    Condition Report*: Type: L. Leroy & Cie Very Fine Gold Pocket Chronometer With Observatory Timing Certificate
    Dial: engine turned gold, radial Roman numerals
    Hands; Breguet moon hands
    Metal: 18k yellow and white gold
    Gram Weight: 105.6
    Case No: cuvette engraved "30 CXVI"
    Case Info: four body, snap back, hinged gold cuvette
    Case Width: 50 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: frosted gilt 3/4 plate, straight line lever escapement, 18 jewels, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold and platinum timing screws, pin setting, mirror polished steel plate screws, pillar plate is marked with the head of a viper above the word "Vipère" to indicate the silver medal awarded to this movement
    Circa: 1927
    Condition: exceptional condition, movement is very good and running, case is like new with protective wrap still in place, dial is very good with some patina near 3 and 4 o'clock
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