12 November 2007
Zenith. A fine 18K gold hunter case two train carillon minute repeating grande sonnerie keyless lever clock watch with box
Signed Zenith, No. 156383, retailed by Enrico Volpe, Bari, circa 1900
The gilt-finished fully jewelled two train lever movement separately wound by turning the crown to either side, bimetallic compensation balance, carillon minute repeating and en passant grande sonnerie striking on three polished steel hammers onto three gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular satined case with polychrome enamel coat-of-arms to the front, the reverse with inlaid polychrome enamel initials AGL, sonnerie/silence lever underneath the bezel, repeating push button in the band, case and movement signed by maker, cuvette and dial signed by retailer
55 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Enrico Volpe Bari original fitted wooden presentation box, designed to trigger the repeating mechanism while the watch is kept in the box by depressing a silver button in the cover.
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