Pocket Watches

Westminster carillon minute repeating

    Westminster carillon minute repeating

    Switzerland, Geneve

    circa 1900

    Patek Philippe & Co

    Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, brass, steel, enamel; guilloche, engraving, chasing, gem stones setting, champlevé enamel, cloisonne enamel

    Diameter 56 mm, thickness 14 mm

    On cuvette: "No 111049", “Minute Repeater With Bell Ringing Westminster Four Hammer Lever Visible Pallets Breguet Hairspring Compensated Balance 32 rubies”, “Specially made for H. W. Bernstein & Co Bombay & Paris”, “Swiss made”. Mark on the lid inner side in rectangule: "18K"; "111049", Swiss mark for gold 18К "Helvetia"


    Round gold hunter face watch in the case with three lids. The upper and lower lids are decorated with Indian style flower ornament. Fancy plants of rubies surrounded by small diamonds on green enamel background over guilloche field, covered with scarlet transparent enamel. An emerald surrounded by seven diamonds is in the center. Stylized curls comprised of diamonds’ chains and thin branches with diamond shamrocks complement composition. The composition is surrounded by enamel border with floral ornament of red, green, yellow and white elements on blue background. The gems are fixed in cut through bezels. Polished repeating on/off switch is on the welt. The inner lids' surfaces with hallmarks and cuvette with the inscription are mirror-polished. Pendant ring with a spherical corrugated crown. Black Roman numerals are on white enamel dial, a minute scale and a small scale with seconds and black Arabic numerals. Hours, minutes and seconds hands are of blued steel. With gilt-finished lever movement, 32 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, Westminster carillon minute repeating on four polished steel hammers on four gongs. The watches are made especially on the order of the company "H. W. Bernstein & Co Bombay & Paris". Accompanied by an extract from the company's archive with basic information.