Important Wristwatches, Watches & Clocks
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, October 17, 1992
Lepine, Horloger du Roy, à Paris, Invenit et Fecit, sans No., Hallmarked 1789.
Very fine and rare 18 ct. gold, quarter dumb repeating watch with wolf tooth train. Double body typical Lepine polished case with invisible hinges by Guillaume Mermillod (Master mark), opening by twisting the pendant. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. White enamel dial with Breguet numerals. GiIt brass movement, typical Lepine caliber with wolf toothed train of wheels, free standing barrel, cylinder escapement , plain brass three armed balance. Repeating on the case with a massive single polished hammer. Diam. 55 mm.