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Charles Frodsham, London
A HEAVY AND MASSIVE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER TWO-TRAIN GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE CLOCK WATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPETITION, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON PHASES, CHRONOGRAPH WITH CENTRAL REGISTER 1884, NO. 06989, MADE 1884
Estimate
50,00080,000
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127
Charles Frodsham, London
A HEAVY AND MASSIVE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER TWO-TRAIN GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE CLOCK WATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPETITION, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON PHASES, CHRONOGRAPH WITH CENTRAL REGISTER 1884, NO. 06989, MADE 1884
Estimate
50,00080,000
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Charles Frodsham, London
A HEAVY AND MASSIVE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER TWO-TRAIN GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE CLOCK WATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPETITION, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON PHASES, CHRONOGRAPH WITH CENTRAL REGISTER 1884, NO. 06989, MADE 1884
Movement: gilded three-quarter plate, lever escapement, free-sprung bi-metallic compensation balance, diamond endstone, centre pinion wheel also with diamond endstone, signed Chas. Frodsham, 84, Strand, London, numbered 06989
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring with additional calibrations for chronograph seconds, blued steel spade hands for time and chronograph seconds, gold central minute recording hand, four sunken subsidiary dials for day, month with four year leap cycle, date and subsidiary seconds combined with aperture for moon phases signed Charles Frodsham, 06989
Case: 18ct yellow gold, full hunter, slides beneath the bezel for strike/silent and for chiming full/quarters, large plain gold pendant and gold bow, plain polished covers, large chronograph pusher to the band and short trip repeating slide, four calendar correctors beneath the bezel, slides for strike/silent and full/quarters for Grande and Petite sonnerie, case hallmarked 1884, case and cuvette with maker’s mark HMF for Harrison Mill Frodsham, pendant with maker's mark AS for Alfred Stram 
diameter 69mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Charles Frodsham & Co Certificate of Origin confirming the watch entered into their stock in 1884.

Clearly designed to impress, this is a remarkably large and exceptionally heavy watch, weighing 449g. The heft of the case is in large part achieved by the extremely thick central body which has broad multiple steps. The two-train movement is highly complex and the use of an additional central hand for registering chronograph minutes to the edge of the dial is unusual and particularly noteworthy.

For a note on Frodsham, see lot 123.

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