Girard-Perregaux. A very fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer, made for the South American market
Signed Girard-Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds, Chronometre, case nos. 13375 and 24454, manufactured in 1887
Gilt-finished three quarter plate jewelled movement, screwed gold chatons, pivoted detent escapement, blued steel spherical hairspring, diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, bimetallic compensation balance with two large oval-shaped pink gold weights, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette with engine-turned and engraved floral and scroll decorated border, engine-turned silvered dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, applied gold floral and scroll decorated centre and border, circular case, engine-turned decoration to in- and outside, ribbed band, a blank shield-shaped cartouche to the front, case stamped with casemaker's initials JN and numbered, cuvette, dial and movement signed
52 mm. diam.