Description

    Zenith Rare 18k Gold Carillon Grande Sonnerie Minute Repeating Clockwatch, circa 1910
    Case: four body, "bassine", 55 mm, plain front and back, gold cuvette engraved with technical details and Grand Prix medallions
    Dial: white enamel, black Arabic numerals, gold hands, sub seconds, black minute marks
    Movement: matte gilt, two train with tandem winding, 30 jewels, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, blued steel Breguet spring, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs, three stacked hammers, centrifugal governor between the dial and dial plate, Silence/Sonnerie selection lever on the bezel edge, repeat activated by a trip push button
    Signed: Zenith, gross weight is 122 grams

    Note: The present watch is a highly collectible minute repeating Grand Sonnerie clockwatch with carillon on three gongs with three stacked hammers but without Petite Sonnerie. The movement was commercialized by Zenith using the Cesar Racine patent.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Zenith Rare Carillon Grande Sonnerie Minute Repeating Clockwatch
    Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals
    Hands; gold spades
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 122
    Case No: 156609
    Case Info: four body, plain polished
    Case Width: 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: matte gilt, two train with tandem winding, 30 jewels, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, blued steel Breguet spring, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs, three stacked hammers, centrifugal governor between the dial and dial plate, Silence/Sonnerie selectoin lever on the bezel edge, repeat activated by a trip push botton
    Circa: 1910
    Condition: case is good, dial is very good, minute hand is a replacement, movement is running, chiming and striking, movement will need cleaning and overhaul, the minute rack function when tripping the surprise piece may need adjustments, currently tripping okay, some discoloration to the plates and steel parts


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    November, 2013
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