Gold Quarter Repeating Swiss Calendar


Signed   Le Phare   Boutte
Circa   1880
Diameter   58 mm         

Out of stock


A late 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating lever with chronograph and moonphase calendar in a gold full hunter case.  Damascened nickelled split three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement.  Polished steel flyback chronograph work above the plates.  Push quarter repeating on two steel gongs, visible regulator to the repeating train.  White enamel dial with flyback centre seconds chronograph. Subsidiaries for date and seconds combined with the moonphase below.  Rectangular apertures for day and month in Russian either side of the centre, Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hands, gilt hands.  Very substantial engine turned 14 carat gold full hunter case, small monogram in the centre of the front cover. Large push button for the minute repeat and a smaller one for the chronograph in the band.

The case is of very heavy gauge, the engine turning still crisp.