Description

    C.H. Meylan Exceptionally Rare Miniature Minute Repeating Pocket Watch, circa 1890
    Case: 18k yellow gold, 28.5 mm, plain hinged back and bezel, gold inner cuvette, No. 6089, open face
    Dial: enamel, radial Arabic hour numerals, red five minute numerals, black minute track, subsidiary seconds, blue spade hands
    Movement: No. 5330, nickel bridge with straight line damaskeening, marked "superior adjustment", jeweled thru the hammers, repeat activated from a gold slide on the rim, approximately 32 jewels, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance with gold timing screws and Breguet spring
    Signed: dial and movement signed C.H.Meylan Brassus

    Note: Charles Henry Meylan is a highly esteemed and eminent watchmaker who worked in both Switzerland and America. He manufactured his on line of watches under the name C. H. Meylan, Brassus and also collaborated with the American Waltham Watch Co. Meylan held three American patents which protected his innovative repeater designs which were used in the rare Waltham repeaters. The original fitted box accompanies this ultra rare repeater which may very well be the smallest in existence from the 1890 time period.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: C. H. Meylan Exceptionally Rare Miniature Minute Repeating Pocket Watch
    Dial: enamel, radial Arabic hours, red five minutes
    Hands; blue spades
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case No: 6089
    Case Info: open face, plain, inner cuvette
    Case Width: 28.5 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 5330, nickel bridge, marked superior adjustment, straight line damaskeening, approximately 32 jewels, jeweled thru the hammers, straight line lever escapement, Breguet spring, bi-metallic balance with gold timing screws
    Circa: 1890
    Condition: movement very good, dial very good, case very good
    Notes: with the original fitted box


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