LONGINES MINUTE REPEATER
& CHRONOGRAPH PINK GOLD
Longines, "Répétition à Minutes Chronographe", No. 31977.
Made circa 1910.
Fine, large, keyless, minute-repeating, 18K pink gold, hunting
cased pocket watch with chronograph.
Four-body, "bassine", solid, polished, button in the band
at 12 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the
chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with the prize
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer
minute track, outermost fifths of a second divisions with
five-second numerals, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade
Cal. 21''', rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration,
29 jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut
bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance-
spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated
by a slide on the band.