HOPE BROTHERS CO. GRANDE SONNERIE CLOCK WATCH WITH TRIP
MINUTE REPEATER FOR THE CHINESE MARKET YELLOW GOLD
Hope Brothers, No. 2408. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1890.
Fine and very rare, two-train, Grande Sonnerie striking and trip minute-repeating with
three hammers on three gongs, 18K yellow gold, hunting cased, keyless pocket watch.
Four body, "bassine", engine-turned with polished borders. Hinged gold cuvette.
White enamel, with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds.
Gold spade hands.
19''', frosted gilt, double train with differential winding, 30 jewels, straight-line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring,
index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs with three stacked
hammers, Silence/ Chim selection lever on the bezel border, repeating activated by
a push piece in the band.