An exquisite 18 karat rosé gold pocket watch with minute repeating complication by Lardet Fleurier from Switzerland.
A heavy minute repeating gold pocket watch from superb quality like this keeps getting harder to find. Why? Because once they are in a collectors reach they can be quickly gone whereafter it won’t leave a collection easily.
This stunning Swiss minute repeater pocket watch is housed in a 18 karat rosé gold case engraved with a personal engraving in Italian; Al Gran Artista Bertin ‘ La empresa de la Zarzuela’ 12-XI-1906. The case has some small dents here and there as you can see in the pictures. All lids close tightly, the front lid opens powerfully when pushing the top button.
The enamel dial is signed by the maker. Black large Roman hour indication and blued steel ‘spades’ hands and a decentralized seconds hand. A few thin hairlines but almost invisible with the naked eye.
One of the finer quality minute repeater movements out there with the desirable wolf tooth winding gears. The finishing of the bridges and balance shows this movement was made by one of the highest quality Swiss makers. Runs and winds smoothly with the repeating mechanism working perfectly with clear and beautiful tones.