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Gold Half Hunter Minute Repeating Chronograph

A10439
Price : £12,500.00
Hallmarked London 1894
Diameter   55 mm         



A fine late 19th Century English minute repeating freesprung lever with minute recording flyback chronograph in a heavy gold half hunter case.  Gilt half plate keyless movement, going barrel under a raised section in the plate.  Plain cock with diamond endstone, freesprung  compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring.  Screwed in jewelling, escape and lever pivots with endstones.  English table roller lever escapement.  Slide minute repeating on two polished steel gongs. Flyback minute recording chronograph work situated under the dial.  Signed and numbered white enamel dial with flyback centre seconds, subsidiaries for minute recording and continuous seconds.  Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hands, gold half hunter hands.  Substantial plain 18 carat half hunter case with blue enamel chapter ring, two flysprings to the front cover.   Recessed gold slide for the minute repeat in the band at twelve.  Round gold button for the chronograph at six, disabled when the front cover is closed.  Plain gold cuvette, maker's mark "PW" in an oval and number corresponding to that on the movement.  Tan presentation box lined with purple velvet signed for the makers of the watch,  "Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company - 112 Regent Street".


Signed       Goldsmiths Company   112 Regent Street    London    

An impressive and substantial minute repeating chronograph in excellent overall condition.  "Part Swiss" on the plate probably refers to the minute repeating work which was often imported at this period.