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    Swiss Gold Minute Repeater with Chronograph & Elapsed Time Dial on the Cuvette, circa 1885
    Case: 55 mm, 18k hunters case, engine turned lids, slide repeat bar on the rim, gold setting pusher, chrono activated from a small push piece at bezel edge near six o'clock, inner gold cuvette engraved with Roman chapters centered by gold and blue spade hour and minute hands which connect to a 14 mm nickel disc on the inside of the cuvette, the disc contains a cannon pinion, hour wheel and minute wheel
    Dial: enamel, Breguet moon hands, Roman hour chapters, outer 1/5th seconds marks and minute track, subsidiary seconds
    Movement: nickel bridge, jeweled to the hammers, straight line lever escapement, bimetallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, 36 jewels, gold train gears, wolfs tooth winding
    Signed: name engraved on cuvette, inner back lid engraved Pateck Geneve

    *Note: The cuvette dial and hands could be used to indicate an appointment time but more likely it was designed as an early type manual minute and hour register. Prior to activating the chronograph hand the user would set the back dial hands to the current time. Then, after stopping the chronograph sweep the elapsed time could be calculated.



    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss minute repeater with chronograph and "memento" dial on cuvette
    Signed: Pateck Geneve on the cuvette
    Dial: enamel, Roman chapters, 1/5th seconds
    Hands; Breguet moon
    Metal: 18k gold
    Gram Weight: 139.6
    Case No: 15291
    Case Info: engine turned, hunter
    Case Width: 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: 36 jewels, nickel bridge, straight line lever, blue steel Breguet spring, fully jeweled to the hammers, bimetallic balance, slide repeat, cuvette with chapter ring and hour and minute hand connecting to a disc on the reverse
    Circa: 1885
    Condition: dial very very good, case very good only very slight wear to engine turnings, , movement good but cleaning and servicing is reccomended, disc inside cuvette missing one mountng screw
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    December, 2008
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