11 June 2004
Swiss. A fine 18K gold and enamel hunter case two train minute repeating chronograph keyless lever clock watch with carillon
Retailed by La Esmeralda, Mexico, Paris, circa 1880
With nickel-finished jewelled two train lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, carillon chiming on three gongs, gold cuvette with black and gray enamel portrait of a lady, finely chased and engraved floral and foliage motif to the borders, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, outer minute and seconds track, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, the large circular case with finely detailed polychrome enamel shield of the Velasco family of Spain, the border with finely chased and engraved floral and foliage decoration, polychrome enamel image of a castle tower to the hinged back with finely chased and engraved floral and foliage border, minute repeat activated by a button in the band and chronograph button in the band, strike and silence lever at 12 o'clock in the bezel, case numbered, dial signed by retailer
57 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by its original La Esmeralda brown leather fitted presentation box.
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