Gold Repeating Watch no. 14857
Case: Yellow gold hunter, ornately engraved all over.
Dial: White enamel, Roman numerals, blued steel cathedral hands, subsidiary dials for seconds, day & month and sectors for moonphase & retrograde date, unsigned.
Movement: Nickel, bi-metallic balance with blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil with polished steel kidney piece, ebauche likely by Aubert Freres.
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???? - Dr Crott auction "B. Haas Jeune & Cie. / Ch. Labouriau, Paris, Genève, Geh. Nr. 14857, 52 mm, 135 g, circa 1880 , A rare quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch in a lavishly ornamented gold case with retrograde date, calendar and moon phase - made for the Spanish market Case: 18k gold, "à trois couleurs", overall lavishly engraved and chased with foliate and flower scrolls, à goutte, florally engraved and signed gold dome, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds at "8", retrograde date, subsidiary dial for indication of the month at "4" and weekday at "6", cobalt blue enamelled golden moon phase disc with golden moon and stars, blued hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. "
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