Huguenin Split Jumping Return-To-Zero Chronograph
Very fine and rare large and heavy Swiss 18K gold two train split second chronograph with
jumping quarter seconds and return to zero by Leopold Huguenin, Locle, circa 1880.
White enamel dial with blued steel hands. Heavy case (light pocket wear) with gold and glazed
dust cover and chronograph buttons in the band. First quality 30 jewel nickel
This watch can time two separate events. When one button is depressed the
chronograph starts. When the other button is depressed the chronograph
hand "splits" and one of the hands stops. The other hand continues until the
first button is pushed. A final push returns the hand to zero. This watch is
actuate to 1/4 of a second, and when the chronograph is running the subsidiary hand
jumps very quickly making one revolution per second. This makes it easier to tell
the time to the correct fraction of a second.
This watch represents the final and highest development of the chronograph mechanism.
Diameter 60 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.