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    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 298

    Victor Kullberg. A very fine, rare and large 18K pink gold keyless and keywound two-day minute repeating pocket chronometer with power reserve

    SIGNED VICTOR KULLBERG, 105, LIVERPOOL ROAD, LONDON, MAKER TO THE ADMIRALTY AND TO THE KING OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY, NO. 5048, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1888

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    Victor Kullberg. A very fine, rare and large 18K pink gold keyless and keywound two-day minute repeating pocket chronometer with power reserve
    Signed Victor Kullberg, 105, Liverpool Road, London, maker to the Admiralty and to the King of Sweden and Norway, No. 5048, stamped with London date letter for 1888
    Gilt-finished three quarter plate two-day movement, chain fusée, Earnshaw spring detent escapement, large bimetallic compensation balance with cylindrical weights, blued steel helical hairspring, diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, jewelled to the third with screwed chatons, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, power reserve, constant seconds, heavy circular case, engraved coat-of-arms to the hinged back, repeating slide in the band, movement top plate engraved with the Admiralty Warrant and Royal Warrant of Sweden and Norway, case and cuvette stamped with casemaker's E.W,, dial and movement signed and numbered
    59 mm. diam.


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    The renowned Swedish chronometer maker Victor Kullberg (1824-1890) set up business in England in 1856 and specialized in highly precise pocket and marine chronometers which often excelled at the Greenwich Observatory contests.