12 July 1995
A TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
Victor Gannery, No. 87
the frosted silver dial signed and numbered Victor Gannery No. 87 DEPOT DE LA MARINE, Roman hour numerals, subsidiary seconds and vector up-and-down dials, blued steel hands, Earnshaw escapement, cut bimetallic balance, circular heat compensation weights, blued steel helical balance spring, strip steel spring foot detent with jewelled locking stone and two steady pins, screwed to side of banking block, the movement within a brass drum dust cover numbered 87, brass bowl and gimbal sliding bolt locking arm assembly, plain three-tier mahogany case, the centre section with ivory disc inscribed 87, on the inside the trade label of E. DELÉPINE dated September 1885, external brass drop handles, the key numbered 88
77mm. dial diam., 170mm. sq. box.
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Victor Gannery is recorded at St. Nicholas d'Aliermont, Dieppe. A pupil of Perelet and then Winnerl. No. 87 resembles those of the latter chronometer maker.
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