This split seconds chronograph with minute repeater complication movement is made of the highest standards. These movements were mainly produced by Patek Philippe back in the end of the 19th century whereafter they were exported to the USA to be cased and then sold by Tiffany & Co. Different examples made by Tiffany & Co/Patek Philippe are to be found in the archives of numerous renowned auction houses around the world. A quick search online will provide lots of information about these important time pieces.
This mechanical marvel shows quality and finishing from the highest standards possible back in 1885 – 1895.
A highly complicated pocket watch like this was made for the prime collectors and wealthiest men around the world.
It is no surprise that the condition of this example is superb considering that most of these timepieces were only worn occasionally on special days throughout the year.
The 18 carat rose gold case is heavy and sturdy. The uncommon type of hinge on the outer lid is a treat on itself. Its crafted construction results in a beautifully concealed hinge which is hardly visible when the lid is closed.
The case shows little wear throughout. Not a single tiny dent to be found. All scratches are superficial and can be polished out easily (which we do not recommend as it is best to leave such a watch in its original condition). All three lids close tightly as they should. Multiple gold hallmarks and a Tiffany stamp, the case and movement number are matching.
The white enamel dial is decorated with black Arabic Breguet style hour indication. The minutes and seconds are written in a bright red color.
Beautiful composition working very well together with the blued steel ‘spade’ hands The dial shows two very thin and short hairlines on both sides of the decentralized seconds hand. On the left of the centre axis there’s a very tiny spot which is hardly visible with the naked eye.
The clean three quarter plate movement, which is made of the absolute best quality, runs accurate on time with a solid tick and full rotating balance swing.
The minute repeater is activated by a lever on the left side. The hour, quarter and minute repeater have clear and clean tones which strike with a soothing and consistent pace.
The rattrapante/split seconds chronograph works like it should with both hands starting, stopping and resetting flawlessly.
A museum piece in extraordinary condition which is not often offered online, let alone in a condition and execution like this.
A video of the repeater and the chronograph in action can be send upon request.
Dimensions without crown: 45mm.
Dimensions with crown: 56mm.
Weight of watch: 89 Grams.
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