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Henri Mathey-Peytieu
A RARE AND VERY FINE ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH PIVOTED DETENT CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT, THE MOVEMENT LATER MOFIDIFED TO INCORPORATE A PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, YEAR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MOON PHASES, UP-AND-DOWN, DUAL TIME ZONE AND FITTED IN A CUSTOM MADE HEAVY GOLD CASE MOVEMENT CIRCA 1871, 1RE CLASSE, NO. 20462, CASE 20TH CENTURY 
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Henri Mathey-Peytieu
A RARE AND VERY FINE ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH PIVOTED DETENT CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT, THE MOVEMENT LATER MOFIDIFED TO INCORPORATE A PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, YEAR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MOON PHASES, UP-AND-DOWN, DUAL TIME ZONE AND FITTED IN A CUSTOM MADE HEAVY GOLD CASE MOVEMENT CIRCA 1871, 1RE CLASSE, NO. 20462, CASE 20TH CENTURY 
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Details & Cataloguing

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Henri Mathey-Peytieu
A RARE AND VERY FINE ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH PIVOTED DETENT CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT, THE MOVEMENT LATER MOFIDIFED TO INCORPORATE A PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, YEAR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MOON PHASES, UP-AND-DOWN, DUAL TIME ZONE AND FITTED IN A CUSTOM MADE HEAVY GOLD CASE MOVEMENT CIRCA 1871, 1RE CLASSE, NO. 20462, CASE 20TH CENTURY 
Movement: damascened nickel, the pivoted detent escapement mounted upon a one-minute tourbillon carriage with polished steel Guinand Type 1 cage, bi-metallic compensation balance, with later calendar work, wolf's tooth winding, signed and numbered Hi Mathey Peytieu, no.20462
Dial: later silver and gilded with engine-turned centre, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, four subsidiary dials for days of the week on gilded disc combined with second time zone indicated on silver chapter ring with Arabic numerals, gilded dial for subsidiary seconds combined with aperture for moon phases, months of the year combined with leap year indication, up-and-down indication with aperture for year indication, gilded sector for retrograde date, blued steel moon hands, additional central blued steel hand for date, signed Mathey Peytieu 
Case: later custom made, of substantial proportions with thick body, three pushers with protective shoulders for advancing mean time either in tandem with or independently from the dual time zone subsidiary, third pusher for the retrograde date, polished bezel and back, cuvette engraved Chronometre Tourbillon No.20462 Hi. Mathey Peytieu 1re Classe, Adjusted 5 Positions
diameter 59mm, depth including crystal 25mm
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Provenance

Dr. H. Crott Auktionen No.45 Frankfurt, 5 December 1992, lot 374
Christie's Geneva, 12 November 2007, lot 258 

Literature

Reinhard Meis, Das Tourbillon, 1986, p. 350 

Catalogue Note

Rheinhard Meis notes in his book, Das Tourbillon (1986, p.350) that the movement of this watch was submitted to the Neuchâtel Observatory contests in 1871. It is understood that Henri Matthey-Peytieu of Le Locle was the firm of Henri Théophile Matthey-Henry (1817-1893) who incorporated his wife's name of 'Peytieu' into that of his company (see: K. Pritchard, Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975, Vol.II, p.M-33).   

 

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