Grande and Petit Sonnerie Repeating Clockwatch
Fine and scarce Swiss 18K gold Grande and Petit Sonnerie repeating clockwatch antique
pocket watch circa 1900.
Heavy plain polish demi-hunter case with blue enamel numbers on the cover.
Slides in the case band to select Strike/Silent, Quarters/Hours & Quarters, and to
activate the quarter repeater. White enamel dial with blued steel hands.
Fine frosted gilt 32 jewel tandem wind movement with frosted steel work, jeweled
to the center and the hammers, and with the name of the English retailer.
With the selection lever in the grande sonnerie (or full strike) position this watch automatically
chimes the hours and quarters every 15 minutes. This means that 1:15 has a different chime
than 2:15. In the petite sonnerie (or half strike) position the watch automatically chimes the
quarters without the hours. Silence means the watch does not strike automatically. When the
slide in the band is activated, this watch chimes the hours and the quarters with a
lovely chime. Excellent example.
Diameter 53 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.