Zenith Grande Sonnerie Minute Repeater

17,500.00

The most complex complication available back in 1920; this is a three stacked hammers minute repeating carillon grande sonnerie movement with double train winding mechanism. Scroll down to read more about this complexity.

 

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Zenith made a variation of grande sonnerie pocket watches, with this example being the grade AAA model;
18 carat gold, 120 grams, Zenith signature dial and movement, minute repeater and fully jeweled. It is the same movement as the one in the Antiquorum auction sale in Geneva, Nov 11, 2007, the only difference is the fact that this example has the more sought after signed dial and movement.

The condition of the watch is stunning.
The white enamel dial is flawless, no hairlines or cracks to be found anywhere.
Zenith signature and Black Arabic hour indication.
Steel blued ‘spades’ hands and a decentralized seconds hand.

The 18 carat yellow gold case is strong and heavy. There is a very tiny dent in one of the lids, hard to see. Some light scratches here and there but nothing unusual.

All three lids are solid gold and close tight as they should. The front lid opens when the top button is pushed.

The signed movement has just received a complete overhaul and works like a charm.
The movement runs with a solid tick and keeps accurate time.
The minute repeater and Grande Sonnerie function work as they should with clear tones.
Three stacked hammers playing on three different gongs.

A museum piece in extraordinary condition which is not often offered online, actually this is the only Zenith grande sonnerie available for sale at the moment.

 

Additional information

Manufacturer

Zenith

Dimensions

55mm/69mm

Material

18 carat yellow gold

Year

1900s

Weight

121 Grams