• Lot 2791

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    EXTREMELY RARE, 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SET OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER POCKET WATCH WITH TRIPLE STROKE REPEATING MECHANISM, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET

    NO. 3391, CIRCA 1900

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    SWISS

    EXTREMELY RARE, 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SET OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER POCKET WATCH WITH TRIPLE STROKE REPEATING MECHANISM, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
    NO. 3391, CIRCA 1900

    Calibre 18 3/4''', gilt frosted lever movement, Earnshaw balance, minute repeating on two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, small seconds, gold hands, seed pearl-set bezel, the case with engraved decorative band, the back with a delicately painted scene of a young gentleman courting an elegant damsel, both in period costumes, set within a tranquil country setting, blue guilloched enamel border, bezel set with seed pearls, minute repeating activated by a slide in the band, case numbered
    Diameter: 53 mm.


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    US$7,500-10,000
    EUR5,000-6,700

    The "triple stroke", a somewhat unusual setup in the construction of striking mechanisms in repeating watches, refers to the quarter repetition pattern where the quarter is chimed not simply as the common "ding - dong" but "ding - dong - ding". This mechanism is achieved by two sound springs and three extra teeth which enable the first striking hammer to chime the additional "ding".