When the minute hand passes the 12 o’clock position the watch automatically strikes the hours, and when the minute hand passes the half hour minutes position a single strike is heard. Also, when pushing down the the button on top of the pendant the watch strikes the hours.
Not to be mistaken by a ‘normal’ repeater since this watch has another winding barrel and train mechanism operating the so called ‘sonnerie’ or self-strike function.
The solid gold dial is a work of art on itself. The dial shows a number of different patterns and finishings. The outer edge shows multi-colour gold flowers.
The stunning original waved ‘spade’ hands are present. The minute hand looks to be restored at some point, hardly visible.
The 18k rose-gold case has no dents or deep scratches. The back lid closes tightly, the front lid could close a bit better/tighter.
The 1800s verge fusee movement has a hand cut balance bridge and a silver disc regulator.
The watch winds and runs smooth, runs with a solid tick.
The self-striking repeater function work just like it should. It is also possible to silence the self-striking mechanism with a small lever.
Rare piece in stunning condition!