MONS B. POITEVIN & V. LEJEUNE
MINUTE REPEATING & CHRONOGRAPH
Mons B. Poitevin & V. Lejeune, L. Gironde Succr.,
22 Rue Vivienne, Paris, No. 59575. Made circa 1890.
Very fine, 18K yellow gold, minute-repeating, hunting cased,
keyless pocket watch with chronograph.
Four-body, "bassine", polished, button at 12 for start/stop and
return-to-zero function of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette.
White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track,
outermost fifths of a second divisions with Arabic five-second
numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold spade hands.
20''', rhodium plated,29 jewels, wolf 's tooth winding, counterpoised
straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation
balance with peripheral temperature and meantime adjustment
screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, swanneck
micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by
a slide on the band.