11 June 2004
Auricoste. A fine 18K gold openface perpetual calendar minute repeating chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed J. Auricoste, Horloger de la Marine de L'Etat, 10 rue La Boetie, Paris, circa 1890
With frosted gilt-finished lever movement, jewelled through to the hammers, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs, engraved gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer Arabic minutes track, four subsidiary dials indicating four year month cycle with leap year indicator, day, date and constant seconds combined with sector for phases of the moon, fine blued steel hands, the plain circular case with hinged back, chronograph operated by a button through the crown, repeat slide in the band, cuvette signed
54 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a period wooden box.
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