18 November 1996
Swiss. A fine 18 carat gold hunter cased one minute tourbillon chronometer watch
Attributed to Ernest Guinand, Le Locle, No. 41627, circa 1875
With nickel finished jewelled movement, going barrel, gold alloy train, one minute three arm tourbillon carriage with pivoted detent, gold escape wheel, bimetallic compensation balance with gold poising screws, spiral blued-steel spring with overcoil and regulator, glazed dust cover, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel spade hands, the case with finely engraved floral decoration in relief, interlaced engraved initials to the front, engraved floral decoration in relief to the band, foliage engraved bow, unsigned
55 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Le Tourbillon by R. Meis, p. 153.
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