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MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR Antique Repeating Pocket Watch by PICARD / INVICTA

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MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR Antique Repeating Pocket Watch by PICARD / INVICTA


ID: 185

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Big and solid repeating watch with six horological complications.
It features minute repeating, chronograph, triple calendar and moon phases.
Diameter is 60mm, height without bow is 74mm.
Weight is hefty 151 grams.

The month indication is made in "digital" manner, not a common scale indicators.
Watch comes in solid 18k gold case, dust cover is also made of solid gold and hallmarked.
The case is marked with Pegasus - trademark by R. Picard & Fils, future Invicta.


R. Picard & Fils
Raphael Picard founded his company in 1837. His son assured over and in the 1890s the company's Les Fils de R. Picard producing all kinds of watches, simple and complicated, especially repetitions, with or without chronograph. The company had a factory with "hydraulic power in Delémont".
Around 1905 the company became Invicta factory and expanding its manufacturing to sports timers and watches for automobiles.


The movement is high quality one. It's jewelled to the hammers, chronograph wheels are also jewelled.
The chronograph steel levers resembles LeCoultre production, they are mirror polished and bevelled.
Movement bears Swiss patent 8527 stamp. Patent 8527 was awarded to Jules Jacot-Houriet on May 1, 1894. C. Pritchard notes that this patent was used by other makers (notably Les Fils De R. Picard/Invicta).




Condition
The movement is in running condition, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
The repeating functions correctly, gongs are clear and loud.
Chronograph also functions as it should.

The dial has couple of hairlines, visible mainly under magnifying glass, otherwise good condition.
Case is solid and gold is thick, though case has some common period wear.
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