Lot 132
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S. SMITH & SON, LONDON AN IMPORTANT AND MASSIVE GOLD GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE TWO-TRAIN CLOCKWATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPETITION, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH AND TRI-COLOUR DIAL1903, NO. 309-2

Estimate
170,000 - 260,000 GBP
Sold
218,750 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • AN IMPORTANT AND MASSIVE GOLD GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE TWO-TRAIN CLOCKWATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPETITION, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH AND TRI-COLOUR DIAL1903, NO. 309-2
• Movement: gilded three-quarter plate, two-train, lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulation, the chronograph mechanism visible to the backplate, repeating on two coiled gongs, signed and numbered S. Smith & Son, Watchmaker to the Admiralty, 9 Strand, London, 309-2• Dial: white and turquoise enamel and gold, Roman numerals, three subsidiary dials for up-and-down indication combined with gold chapter ring for leap year indication, constant seconds combined with gold chapter ring for months, 60-minute register combined with gold chapter ring for days of the week, outer turquoise enamel ring calibrated for date with central gold indicating hand, blued steel spade hour and minute hands, blued steel split seconds hands, black outer ring for minutes/chronograph seconds  • Case: massive 18ct gold case with rounded bezels, plain polished cuvette, gold pendant and bow, slides to right case side for trip repeat and hour/quarters for selecting grande/petite sonnerie, further slide to lower left case side between 7 and 8 o'clock for strike/silent, olivette with protective shoulders, chronograph pusher through crown, large split pusher to its left, case back hallmarked 1903, gold polished cuvette, case and cuvette with case maker's mark SS for Samuel Smith and each numbered 309-2
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