Description

    Perret and Fils, Important Gold Minute Repeater With Perpetual Calendar and Moon Phase, circa 1890
    Case: 59 mm, massive, 18k gold, hunters case, slide bar for repeater, pin set, inner bezel and crystal, gold cuvette signed no. 69537, Perret & Fils Brenet, Quantieme Perpetual
    Dial: enamel, Roman chapters, blue spade hands, four years and month at 12 o'clock, days at 9, date at 3, moon phases within seconds dial
    Movement: nickel bridge, 38 jewels, jeweled through the hammers, wolfs tooth winding, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance, line damaskeened finish, pin set
    Signed: Perret & Fils on case and dial

    *Note: Perpetual calendars are highly collectible and complex. The timepiece self adjusts to the day and date variances associated with the leap year cycle. The Perret and Fils presented here is a superior example of this genre.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Perret and Fils Minute Repeater with perpetual calendar and moon phases
    Signed: Perret and Fils, Brenets
    Model: minuter repeat, perpetual calendar, moon phase
    Dial: enamel, signed, Roman chapters
    Hands; blued spade
    Metal: massive 18K
    Gram Weight: 199.50 grams
    Case No: 69573
    Case Info: signed on cuvette, plain, massive
    Case Width: 59 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Crystal: plastic
    Watch Movement: superior quality nickel bridge, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, wolfs tooth winding, line damaskeening, jeweled thru the hammers, pin set
    Circa: 1890
    Condition: Movement running, repeat working with some slowness to the minutes, cleaning recommended, case very good, light scratches near cuvette opening lip, dial near perfect--a very tiny partial chip can be seen with strong magnification under the four year hand, hands are original and clean


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