31 May 2005
PICARD. A 14K GOLD HUNTER CASE MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH AUTOMATA
Signed Les fils de R. Picard, Chaux-de-Fond, No. 287025, circa 1890
With gilt-finished half-plate lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, repeating on two polished steel hammers, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette, the turquoise guilloché enamel dial with applied Arabic numerals, gold scroll hands, subsidiary seconds, within an applied polychrome enamelled surround of maidens and cherubs personifying Abundance, each maiden with a sickle in raised hand striking the bell in time with the repeating mechanism, in plain circular case with repeating slide in the band, cuvette signed
59 mm. diam.
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This watch was originally made with automaton mechanism which was later removed.
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