London, South Kensington
5 December 2001
A RARE 18ct. GOLD FREE SPRUNG MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE CLOCKWATCH WITH CHRONOGRAPH AND MOONPHASE
J.W. Benson, London, No.3430, 1900.
white enamel dial with roman numerals, outer seconds divided into fifths, subsidiary constant seconds combined with moonphase and lunar calendar, day and date dials, 4-year month dial combined with 60-minute recording dial, bezel inscribed strike/silent, quarters only/full strike, frosted gilt three-quarter plate movement jewelled to the centre and with screwed chatons, free sprung bimetallic compensation balance, gold cuvette, polished case with engraved monogram, thief-proof swivel bow, repeat slide and chronograph button in the band, casemaker's initials FT, London marks for 1900, diameter 58mm.
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