Répétition Minutes & Chronograph Rocail, Swiss, “Répétition a Minutes Chronographe Silencieuse”, No. 75980
Vente aux enchères Antiquorum N°213 - 29 mars 2009 - Lot N°456
Répétition Minutes & Chronograph Rocail, Swiss, “Répétition a Minutes Chronographe Silencieuse”, No. 75980. Made circa 1910. Fine, large, minute-repeating, hunting-cased, keyless 18K pink gold pocket watch with chronograph.
C. Four-body, "bassine", polished, button at 2 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with prize medals and technical details. D. White enamel with dauphine numerals, outer minute track and 1/5th of a second chronograph divisions, subsidiary seconds dial. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Cal. 20’’’, frosted gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator, visible chronograph work, repeating on gongs activated by a push-button in the band, silent centrifugal governor. Dial and cuvette signed. Diam. 57 mm.