Jules Jurgensen Minute Repeater Split Second Chronograph
Very fine and scarce Jules Jurgensen 18K gold minute repeater split second
chronograph with Jurgensen’s patented bow hand-setting mechanism and original box circa 1898.
Fine white enamel dial with black and red markings, black numerals, and
blued steel hands. Heavy plain polish case with repeater slide and two chronograph
buttons in the band. First quality 35 jewel nickel movement jeweled to the center
and the hammers. With a copy of the page for this watch from Jurgensen's workbook.
When activated, this watch chimes the time using different chime tones to
designate the hours, quarter hours and minutes with clear bright chimes.
This watch can time two separate events.
When one button is depressed the chronograph starts. When the second button in the band
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 “0“.
Jules Jurgensen is one of the most famous watchmaking companies in the world.
It was founded by Jürgen Jürgensen in 1740 in Denmark.
Upon Jürgens death in 1811 his eldest son Urban started his own company under
the name “Urban Jürgensen” After Urban Jürgensen died his younger son
Jules went to Switzerland and started his own company under the name
“Jules Jürgensen Copenhagen” in 1836. The company is known for producing
exceptional complicated timepieces.
Diameter 57 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.