Quarter Repeater with Hidden Lever Pocket Watch

2,850.00

Sublime large and heavy pocket watch from the 1840s in exceptional condition. Cool hidden lever repeater on this gorgeous example from the first half of the 19th century. Scroll down to read more about this watch.

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Description

The uncommon and eye-catching silver ‘guilloche’ dial has a fine pattern in the midst of the dial, followed by a smooth band with black niello Roman numerals.
The thin and long original blued steel ‘Breguet’ hands are a treat for the eye.

The 18K gold case has a stunning design with a ‘guilloche’ style engraving, just like the dial.
Both lids are strong and made of solid gold. The warm rosé gold color is less likely to be used for the cases of these 1820’s repeaters from Switzerland, as many were made in yellow gold.

Another nice and uncommon aspect from this watch is the hidden lever to operate the repeater function. (see pictures 3 & 4)
On top of the pendant sits a button which can be pulled out. Then, after turning the lever a quarter turn, the hidden lever can be pushed down to start the quarter repeater function.

The Cylinder movement is clean and winds/runs smoothly. Striking blued steel screws merging beautifully with the gold movement bridges.
The repeater function works perfectly with clear tones on both the hours as the quarters. A video of the watch chiming can be send upon request.

This watch comes with an antique pocket watch winding key.

Additional information

Dimensions

55mm / 64mm

Material

18K Rosé Gold

Year

1840s

Movement

Key wound

Weight

98 grams