Description

    Wittnauer Rare Self-Contained Gold Minute Repeater, circa 1917
    Case: 47 mm, 14k yellow gold, no. 16902, 1917 presentation inscription on cuvette, back with ribbon monogram
    Dial: white enamel, single sunk with black Arabic numerals, blue steel "Spade" hands, and outer minute track
    Movement: no. 445554, nickel 3/4 plate, 25 jewels, 6 adjustments, jeweled to the hammers, lever escapement, whip lash regulator, chimes are activated by depressing the crown

    *Note: Minute repeaters which are "self-contained" are innovative, complex and highly collectible. Very few were produced. We have seen examples by Patek Philippe with some regularity but only a very small number made by other firms.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Wittnauer rare self-contained minuter repeater
    Signed: Wittnauer, 25 jewels, 6 adj.
    Model: minute repeater
    Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals
    Hands; spade
    Metal: 14k gold
    Gram Weight: 71.00 grams
    Case No: 16902
    Case Info: double hinged back
    Case Width: 47 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: #445554, nickel 3/4 plate, 25 jewel, 6 adjustments, lever with whip lash regulator, repeat function is wound and activated by pushing in on the crown
    Circa: 1917
    Condition: case is very good, dial has small surface scratches near center, movement is running and chiming


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    May, 2008
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