A. LECOULTRE MINUTE REPEATER AND SPLIT-SECOND
CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD
A. LeCoultre, Geneva, No. 2586. Made for the American market,
Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, hunting cased, minute-
repeating keyless pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph.
Four-body, "bassine et filets". Hinged gold cuvette, glazed
gold-rimmed cover to view the movement.
White enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track
and red painted Arabic five minutes/seconds numerals, outermost
seconds divided into fifths, subsidiary seconds. Blued
steel pear hands.
19''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels,
wolf's tooth winding, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement,
cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance
spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs
activated by a slide on the band.