5 June 2003
Swiss. A large and unusual minute repeating jacquemart wristwatch converted from a pocket watch
Unsigned, circa 1930
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, stylized blued steel hands, two detailed gilt and enamel automaton figures striking the bells in unison with the minute repeat function, outer blue enamel chapter ring, the large circular case with ribbed band, downturned lugs, snap on back, unsigned
42 mm. diam.
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Please note this watch is made of gilt metal.
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