ZENITH CARILLON GRANDE SONNERIE TRIP MINUTE REPEATER
KING UMBERTO I OF ITALY PRESENTATIOn WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION LETTER
Zenith, "Repetition a Minutes Grande Sonnerie & Carillon", case No. 088133. Made circa 1900.
Extremely fine and very rare, trip minute-repeating, 18K gold, painted on enamel and diamond-set keyless, two-train,
carillon grande sonnerie clockwatch with three hammers and three gongs. Accompanied by the original manuscript letter
to Signor Luigi Scuotto, a Neopolitan arms maker from the Secretary of the King dated Rome, 23rd March, 1894.
Four body, bassine, matte, the hinged and sprung front cover with the champlevé enameled diamond-set coat of arms
of Umberto I, King of Italy. Hinged gold cuvette engraved Grand Prix Paris 1900.
White enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Gold Spade hands.
20"', matte gilt, double train with differential winding, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation
balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on
three gongs with three hammers, centrifugal governor between the dial and dial plate, Silence/Sonnerie selection lever
protruding from the bezel, repeating activated by a trip push-piece in the band.