JAMES PICARD MINUTE-REPEATER
HUNTING CASED YELLOW GOLD
James Picard, Geneva, No. 3893. Made circa 1880.
Very fine and rare, large and heavy, 18K yellow gold,
keyless, minute-repeating, hunting cased pocket watch.
Four-body, "bassine et filets", engine-turned with
polished borders, reeded band, the front cover with an
applied gold scroll monogram "J.A.H", the back cover
with the applied gold crest of the Holmes family with the
motto "Justum et Tenacem Propositi". Hinged gold cuvette,
glazed gold- rimmed cover to view the movement.
White enamel with narrow radial Roman numerals,
outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel
45 mm.(20```), nickel plated, fausses côtes decoration,
31 jewels, counterpoised 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.