Description

    Swiss Gold Minute Repeater With Carillon Chimes, circa 1890's
    Case: 18k yellow gold, four body, 55 mm, front with an engraved lion and crown, gold cuvette, gold slide on the rim for the repeat activation, plain back cover
    Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, black minute track, blue spade hands
    Movement: bright gilt bridge, jeweled to all three hammers, 34 jewels, straight line lever escapement, pin set, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, counter poised pallet fork
    Signed: marked Brevet with Swiss Cross trademark on the movement, dial and cuvette later signed for J.W. Benson London to increase the allure of the watch to the English market, gross weight is 124.9 grams

    Note: Repeating watches with carillon chimes are quite rare. The chiming is done with three hammers on three gongs rather than the traditional two hammer method found on most minute repeaters. The quarter hours are struck as a triplet sequence producing three distinct tones.




    Condition Report*:

    Type: Swiss Gold Minute Repeater With Carillon Chimes
    Dial: enamel, Roman
    Hands; blue spades
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 124.9
    Case Info: four body, gold cuvette
    Case Width: 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: bright gilt bridge, jeweled to all three hammers, 34 jewels, straight line lever escapement, pin set, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, counter poised pallet fork
    Circa: 1890's
    Condition: movement is very good and bright, running and chiming well, case is very good, dial is very good


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    May, 2012
    19th Saturday
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