Mon. B. Poitevin, L. Gironde Succr., 22 Rue Vivienne, Paris, Movement No. 46137, Case No. 38785, 52 mm, 132 g, circa 1900
A gentleman's extremely rare, very fine minute repeating pocket watch with carillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase and split seconds chronograph. We know of no other piece that has this kind of complication with a carillon. Case: 18k gold, à goutte, matted, chased monogram, decorated with ivy tendrils, numbered and signed gold dome, chronograph pusher at "2" and in the crown, slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, ivory-coloured, Arabic "Empire" numerals, auxiliary seconds, three subsidiary dials for indications of the weekday, date and month considering the leap year, additional subsidiary dial for 60 minutes counter in combination with the moon phase with cobalt blue enamelled moon phase disc and golden moon and stars, gold spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, ground double hand tong with polished bevelling, separate ratchet wheel for split seconds chronograph, 3 hammers / 3 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, index spring fine adjusting device, counterpoised lever.
Estimate 35,000 - 50,000 €
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