Description

    J.D. Piguet & Fils Rare Early Minute Repeating Pocket Watch, circa 1820
    Case: 18k rose gold, four body, engine turned back, bezel and rim, 55 mm, engraved cuvette, open face
    Dial: engine turned silver with enameled Roman hour numerals and black minute marks, blue steel Breguet moon hands
    Movement: gilt, cylinder escapement, flat balance wheel with parachute shock absorbing jewel, bi-metallic hairspring compensation curb arm, 13 jewels, free standing barrel, minute repeat activated from the pendant sounding on inner gong rods, fast/slow index on the balance bridge
    Signed: dial and cuvette signed J.D. Piguet & Fils Geneve

    Note: It is very rare to find a full minute repeating watch from this time period and especially one of the quality presented here.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: J.D. Piguet & Fils Rare Early Minute Repeating Pocket Watch
    Dial: silver, engine turned, Roman numerals
    Hands; blue steel Breguet moons
    Metal: 18k rose gold
    Case No: 30835
    Case Info: four body, engine turned back, engraved cuvette
    Case Width: 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt, cylinder escapement, flat balance wheel with parachute shock absorber jeweling, bi-metallic compensation curb to the hairspring, 13 jewels, free standing barrel, minute repeating on inner gongs
    Circa: 1820
    Condition: movement very good, dial good, case good, only slight wear on the outermost engine turnings


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    May, 2009
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