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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 43

    Girard-Perregaux. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch with Westminster Carillon chime

    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, CHAUX-DE-FONDS, NO. 315'063, CIRCA 1906

    Price Realised  

    Girard-Perregaux. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch with Westminster Carillon chime
    Signed Girard-Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds, no. 315'063, circa 1906
    Nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, Westminster carillon repeating on four hammers onto four gongs, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Chronomètre Répétition à Minutes Carillon Sonnerie Westminster Hors Concours Membre du Jury Paris 1900-Liège 1905 Juré Supérieur Milan 1906, white enamel dial, Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, large plain case, repeating slide in the band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    55 mm. diam.


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    The carillon repeating mechanism is more complicated than the better known quarter or minute repeating function and is more commonly found in clock watches. It features three or four gongs instead of only two. The quarter hours of the present watch are stroke on four hammers onto four gongs and chime the Westminster tune.