Pocket Watches

Pocket watch with minute repeating and Westminster chiming

    Pocket watch with minute repeating and Westminster chiming

    Switzerland, Le Locle

    Circa 1910

    Constant Piguet

    Steel, blue-finished steel, enamel; gilding, polishing, mechanical work

    Diameter 5.3 cm

    On the dial: “Hy Moser &Ce”, “Gig”; on the case beneath bezel: “SILENCE-SONNERIE/PTE SONNERIE-GOE SONNERIE”; on the lids front and rear inner sides and cuvette: “5140”, “0.750”, “HY MOSER & CE” and circular mark with crown. On cuvette external side «Г. МОЗЕР и Ко», “Hy Moser & Cie”, “No 5140”, “И”, firm mark in the form of shield


    Mechanical hunter pocket watch in round polished case. Remontoir (stem-winding) with knurled winding crown hands adjustment, front lid opening button and smooth oval suspension ring with crossbar is set at next to three o'clock mark.

    The front, rear lids and cuvette are polished. External ring of minutes’ divisions, within which black Roman numerals for hours’ designation are located is on white enamel dial shield, covered with convex glass. Small dial with seconds’ divisions and Arabic numerals in ten second intervals is shifted to the six o’clock mark. The Breguet style central straight hour and minute hands are blue-finished. The repeater-activating button is on the lateral case between three and four o’clock marks. The stopping and toggle chime levers are protruding from under the bezel. Nickel-plated watch movement on bridge plates, with lever escapement, compensated split bimetallic balance, with two springs and two hammers strike on two gongs are under smooth signed cuvette. The spring and repeater crown are winded by winding rotation in different directions. Red suede sachet is in the set.