Huguenin and Grezel Jumping 1/4 Split
Very fine Swiss 18K gold split second chronograph with jumping 1/4 seconds by Huguenin
and Grezel, Locle, circa 1882.
Fine white enamel dial (filled crack) with black markings, subsidiary fourth seconds indication,
and blued steel hands. Plain polish heavy J & S case (minor dings) with chronograph buttons in the
band which starts, stops, and splits the hands.
First quality 29 jewel tandem wind nickel movement.
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 again.
This watch is actuate to 1/4th 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.
Jeannot & Shiebler was a well-respected manufacturer of fine solid gold watch cases in
New York City. Their trade mark was a 'J' superimposed over an 'S' with either 18K or 14K.
Numerous movements that were sold without cases by Patek, Lange, and many other
prestigious makers can be found in their original JS cases. The movements were sold
without cases to avoid very high import duties on complete gold watches.
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Diameter 56 mm
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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.