11 June 2004
Swiss. A fine platinum and sapphire-set openface bezel minute repeating keyless lever watch
Unsigned, retailed by Tiffany & Co., circa 1920
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs, the silvered engine-turned dial with Breguet numerals, outer minutes track, blued steel moon style hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with sapphire-set band and bow, blue enamel monogram to the snap on back, minute repeat activated through revolving bezel, together with an associated platinum and pearl-set decorative chain, case numbered, dial signed by retailer
48 mm. diam.
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The design of this watch is very interesting as there is no traditional slide in the band to activate the minute repeat function. Rather, the bezel turns clockwise to activate the chiming.
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