14 May 2007
Victor Kullberg. An 18K gold openface keyless and keywound pocket chronometer with up and down indicator
Signed Victor Kullberg, 105, Liverpool Road, London, maker to the Admiralty and to the King of Sweden and Norway, no. 6063, stamped with London date later for 1894
With three quarter plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, large bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, blued steel helical spring with diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, gold cuvette with engraved inscription William Robinson Cabot from Elliot Cabot Lee Brookline March 16, 1899, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, two subsidiary seconds indicating up and down indicator and constant, in plain circular case, case stamped with casemaker's initials G.B. and London date letter for 1894, dial and movement signed and numbered
54 mm. diam.
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The Swedish chronometer maker Victor Kullberg (1824-1890) set up business in England in 1856 and specialized in highly precise pocket and marine chronometers which often excelled at the Greenwich Observatory contests.
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