PATEK PHILIPPE MINUTE-REPEATING
Patek, Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, No. 124685, case
No. 405849. Made circa 1905.
Very fine and rare, minute-repeating, keyless, 18K yellow
gold pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph, 60-minutes
and 12-hour registers.
Four-body, "bassine", polished, co-axial button in the
crown for start/stop chronograph function, curved rectangular
pusher on the band for the split-seconds function,
locking bolt at 11 o`clock, concealed hinge. Hinged gold
White enamel with painted Paris numerals, outer minute
divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths,
60-minute register at 12, 12-hour register at 6. Blued steel
18```, nickel silver, fausses côtes decoration, 35 jewels,
wolf's tooth winding, straight line calibrated lever escapement,
cut-bimetallic compensation balance with gold
meantime and temperature adjustment screws, blued steel
Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator,
registers driven directly from the motion train, repeating on
gongs activated by a slide in the band.