Description

    Hardouin a Lyon Very Rare Double Dial Multicolor Gold Quarter Repeater With Gold Center Seconds Dial, circa 1760's
    Case: two body, 36 mm, 18k multicolor gold, four various colored birds, a rose rooster and multicolor tree decorating the back, five joint side hinge, gold push pendant for the repeat
    Dial: white enamel front dial with gold Louis XV hands, Roman hour chapters and outer Arabic five minute numerals, champleve gold back dial with sweep center seconds hand, black enameled seconds track with five second numerals, open aperture for the regulator
    Movement: gilt full plate, fusee and chain, steel repeat hammers striking "à toc" on gold studs in the case, back dial with center sweep seconds and aperture for the slow/fast regulation, cylinder escapement
    Signed: the gold dial is signed "Inventé par Hardouin a Lyon 1757", accompanied by a 20k gold four section five inch chatelaine with winding key and fob

    Note: Hardouin a Lyon is listed by Tardy as having a place of business in 1788 at Pl. Louis-le-Grand in Lyon. He is a very interesting watchmaker. His claim to fame comes from a planetarium which he made for Louis XV to Huygens' design, now in the Arts et Metiers. There are later Lyon watches signed Hardouin-Cayre, probably descendants.





    Condition Report*:

    Type: Hardouin a Lyon Very Rare Double Dial Multicolor Gold Quarter Repeater With Gold Center Seconds Dial
    Dial: enamel main dial, gold back dial
    Hands; gold filigree
    Metal: 18k/20K gold
    Gram Weight: chatelaine is 46.2, watch is 48.5
    Case Info: two body, multicolor gold
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, fusee and chain, steel repeat hammers striking "á toc" on gold studs in the case, back dial with center sweep seconds and aperture for the slow/fast regulation, cylinder escapement
    Circa: 1760's
    Condition: movement is good, running and striking, center seconds running, cleaning is recommended, case is very good, gold dial is superb, enamel dial is good with two tiny edge flakes not visible with the bezel closed, tiny nick at the wind aperture, chatelaine is very good, jump ring that connects to the the center frame is not attached


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    May, 2016
    26th Thursday
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