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Charles Oudin, Eléve de Breguet, Palais Royal
A RARE AND FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING CALENDAR CYLINDER WATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME INDICATION CIRCA 1820, NO.6980
Movement: gilded, cylinder escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, ruby endstone, free standing barrel, two polished steel hammers repeating on gongs mounted to the movement edge, the repeating work visible to the backplate, gilt-metal hinged cuvette signed and numbered Charles Oudin Eve de Breguet, Palais Royal N.52, no. 6980
Dial: silver engine-turned, satin finished chapter rings for Roman numerals, outer minutes and sector for equation of time, apertures for date and month, blued steel hands, signed Chs Oudin
Case: pink gold, engine-turned case back, milled band and bezels, plunge pendant for repetition with locking slide above 11 o'clock, concealed slide beneath bezel between 10 and 11 o'clock for date adjustment, case maker's mark FHM incuse and numbered 34048 and 1971

diameter 59mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum, 14 November 1993, lot 194

Catalogue Note

Charles Oudin, a gifted and innovative watch and clockmaker, was a pupil of Abraham-Louis Breguet. Oudin was particularly skilled in the production of watches with Equation of Time indication and developed a form of the complication that could be incorporated into Breguet's souscription watches. By 1805 he was established on his own at the Palais Royal, Galerie de Pierre. In 1819, an Equation of Time watch by Oudin was referenced at the Paris Exhibition.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva