Ekegren Repeater Calendar Chronograph
Fine Swiss 18K gold minute repeater moonphase perpetual calendar chronograph by
Henri Robert Ekegren circa 1880, probably the former property of Russian nobility.
White enamel dial (light hairlines) with black markings and blued steel hands. Subsidiary
indications for day of the month and running seconds and apertures for day, month,
and phases of the moon. Small cyrillic signature above the moon dial. Plain
polish heavy gold case with slide in the band to activate the
repeater and button to activate the chronograph. The dust cover with a
beautifully engraved coat of arms. Fine nickel 26 jewel movement with wolf's tooth
winding and precision regulator. When the cover is closed it trips a button
in the band by the setting lever which returns the watch to the winding position.
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 exact time using different chime tones to designate the hours, quarter hours,
and minutes with loud clear tones.
The coat of arms is the emblem of the Chernigov Governate, a territorial unit of
the Russian Empire. It can be assumed that this watch was the property of
IIryhorii Myloradovych (1839 - 1905), historian, genealogist, Russian count and
lieutenant general. He was marshal of the nobility in the Chernigov Governate.
Henri Robert Ekegren (1823 - 1896) was a renowned Danish chronometer maker
and watchmaker to the King of Denmark. Prior to establishing his own business
in Geneva he worked for Urban Jurgensen, Henry Golay and Adolph Lange.
He was the winner of the chronometry competition in Geneva on numerous occasions and
was awarded gold medals in several Universal Exhibitions.
Diameter 57 mm
|| Very Good - Excellent
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.