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CHINESE MARKET Enamel Painting REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH Antique Pocket Watch

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CHINESE MARKET Enamel Painting REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH Antique Pocket Watch


ID: 214

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Good quarter repeater with chronograph for Chinese market from late XIX century.
Diameter is 55mm, height is 69mm.


The case is made of solid silver and bears London "prestige" hallmarks inside dust cover. It's richly decorated with enamel painting over engine-turned background, half pearl-set bezels.

The movement is production of Barbezot-Baillot with it's typical governor regulator. It's marked with Swiss patent 334, obtianed by Barbezat-Baillot in 1889.
A. Chapuis in his classical "La Montre Chinoise" writes:
The Barbezot-Baillot company... who produce complicated movements in-house, make a lot of work for Far East, most notably for India and China.
They issued numerous pieces with repetition, carillons, grande sonnerie, watches with full calendar and moon phases, chronographs.
These pieces comes in the luxury cases, decorated in Geneva by the atelier of F. Richon, especially with paintings by P-A. Champod, L. Rosselet or J.Graff. We are showing three of them made for Chinese market.."






Condition
The watch appears to be in quite good running condition, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Repetition and chronograph works as it should, please see video.

Cosmetically watch is in quite nice condition.
Case is in common period condition with very minor wear.
Dial seems to be in good condition.
Mineral glass, original hands.

Nice and rare watch in good condition, don't miss it.

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