Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
A.NICOLET QUARTER REPEATER TRIPLE DATE CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH A. Nicolet, Swiss, Made circa 1900. Fine and very rare, keyless, quarter-repeating, 14K yellow gold pocket watch with single button chronograph, triple date calendar and moon phases. Accompanied by a box.
Four-body, "demi-bassine", polished, engine turned front cover and back, reeded band. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute and 1/5th seconds track, red painted Arabic 5 minute/seconds markers, subsidiary dials for the seconds at 6 and the date at 12, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the phases of the moon. Blued steel spade hands. Cal. 18''', nickel-plated, 25 jewels, straight- line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.