16 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTOR
Longines. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case carillon minute repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Longines, circa 1910
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, Westminster carillon repeating on four hammers onto four gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gilt spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain case with engraved inscription to the inside front cover, repeating slide in the band, together with original fitted Longines mahogany presentation box fitted with a metal lever in the band allowing to activate the repeating while the watch is in the box, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
54 mm. diam.
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The quarter hours of the present watch are stroke on four hammers onto four gongs and chime the Westminster melody.
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