Description

    Louis Audemars Superior Quality Lever Chronometer with Helical Hairspring, Triple Movement Plates, circa 1880
    Case: 18k drum style rose gold hunters case, plain finish to the lids, reeded edges, smooth rim, 52 mm
    Dial: enamel, single sunk, Roman numerals, black minute track, spade hands, sub seconds
    Movement: nickel, recessed bi-bimetallic balance with gold timing screws and blue steel helical hairspring, curved pallet fork, 18 jewels, train and winding gears recessed in a full plate and supported by top bridges with jewels in gold settings
    Signed: case signed J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, movement and dial signed Ls. Audemars Brassus & Geneva

    Note: This important timepiece comes with an original archive paper and timing certificate signed by Ls. Audemars as well as with the original hardwood box.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Louis Audemars Superior Quality Lever Chronometer with Helical Hairspring, Triple Movement Plates
    Signed: Ls Audemars, Brassus & Geneva
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals, sub seconds
    Hands; blue steel spades
    Metal: 18k rose gold
    Gram Weight: 139.6
    Case No: 16680
    Case Info: plain lids, reeded outer edges
    Case Width: 52 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: nickel, recessed balance with blue steel helical hairspring, bi-metallic balance wheel with gold timing screws, curved pallet fork, train and winding gears recessed in a full plate and supported by top bridges with jewels in gold settings, 18 jewels, lever setting
    Circa: 1880
    Condition: dial is superb, movement is very very good, case is very very good, only very slight and minor top surface scratches, bow slightly worn


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    December, 2010
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