Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
Fine and scarce large and impressive 18K gold minute repeater perpetual calendar
moonphase chronograph, probably made for the English market
by Leroy, Paris, circa 1890.
Fine white enamel dial with blued steel hands and red and black indications for running seconds, day,
date, month and year (1-4), elapsed time indicator for the chronograph, and
aperture for phases of the moon. Substantial plain polish hunting case with
chronograph button and recessed slide in the band to activate the repeater.
English style 3/4 plate frosted gilt fully jeweled movement.
Unlike simple calendar watches, this mechanism "knows" the number of days in each
month and also accounts for leap year. When activated, this watch chimes the time
using different chime tones to designate the hours and quarter hours with loud clear tones.
In particularly fine condition throughout.
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.