Le Roy et Cie
- Lot number384
LOUIS AUDEMARS FOR LEROY HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND ULTRA COMPLICATED WATCH
WITH 11 COMPLICATIONS PRESENTED BY HIS MAJESTY KING ALPHONSE XIII OF SPAIN TO HIS
EXCELLENCY VICENTE SANTAMARIA DE PAREDES
L. Leroy & Cie, Palais Royal, Paris, No. 58515, case and movement No. 11820, the movement supplied by Louis
Audemars. Presented by King Alphonse XIII (1886-1941) to Count Vicente Santamaria de Paredes (1853-1924) in 1920.
Exceptional, highly important and ultra-complicated, large, two-time-zone, minute-repeating, two-train, heavy 18K
yellow gold, keyless pocket watch with gold wheel train, perpetual calendar, jumping center-seconds split-seconds
chronograph, constant seconds, fifths of a second diablotine, moon phases and age and Réaumur thermometer.
Four-body, bassine et filets, the bezel engraved with a repeated pattern, polished band with correctors and
hand-setting buttons for both time zones, large winding crown chased with acanthus leaves, the back cover deeply
chased with scrolls and foliage and the monogram "VS", co-axial button in the crown for the start/stop and rejoin
chronograph functions. Hinged glazed gold-rimmed cuvette to view the movement.
White enamel with two meantime dials at 9 and 3 with radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost
chronograph ring with Arabic five-second numerals, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week, the months of the
four-year cycle combined with seconds and fifths of a second diablotine, aperture for the moon phases with moon's
age on the edge, Rèaumur thermometer beneath.
19''', matte gilt, two-train with differential winding, gold wheel train, 39 jewels, straight line lever escapement
with shepherd's crook counterpoise, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold meantime and temperature
adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, index regulator, repeating with two
polished steel hammers on two gongs activated by a slide on the band, chronograph work and bimetallic curb for the
thermometer mounted on the dial plate.