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68
Hunt & Roskell, London
A VERY FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH WATCH 1877, NO. 13123
Estimate
4,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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68
Hunt & Roskell, London
A VERY FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH WATCH 1877, NO. 13123
Estimate
4,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hunt & Roskell, London
A VERY FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH WATCH 1877, NO. 13123
Movement: gilded frosted three-quarter plate, ratchet tooth lever escapement, blued steel helical spring, bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, polished steel chronograph work visible to the backplate, two polished hammers repeating on coiled gongs, signed and numbered Hunt & Roskell, 156 New Bond Street, London, No. 13123
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, two sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer ring for minutes/chronograph seconds, signed Hunt & Roskell, London
Case: gold, plain polished covers, gold hand-set button with olivette, chronograph pusher and recessed repeating slide to the band, case, cuvette, pendant and bow with 18ct gold hallmarks, covers with date letter for London 1877 and maker's mark HW incuse for Henry Webb  
diameter 55mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 412, pl. 264

Catalogue Note

This is an especially fine repeating chronograph watch which was retailed by Hunt & Roskell, an important retailer of the Victorian era. Unusually, the lever escapement has been fitted with a blued steel helical spring - a feature more generally found on watches with detent escapements. The lever itself is at right angles in the normal manner, however, it is beautifully finished and the lever is with a particularly long arm and counterpoised.

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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London