VACHERON & CONSTANTIN MINUTE
REPEATING WATCH ENAMEL VIRGIN & CHILD YELLOW GOLD
Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 190591, retailed by Joh. Hartmann,
Berlin. Made circa 1900.
Very fine and rare, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold and painted on
enamel, keyless pocket watch with 24-hour dial.
Four-body, "forme collier", polished, rounded band, the back cover
decorated with a finely painted on enamel of the Virgin and Child
with a bunch of grapes, champlevé white line and royal blue enamel
border with chased gold foliage. Hinged gold cuvette.
Matte champagne with champlevé black Arabic numerals, outer
minute track, outermost blue 24-hour numerals, subsidiary seconds.
Blued steel Breguet hands.
Cal. 18```, matte gilt, 27 jewels, counterpoised and calibrated
straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance,
blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator,
repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.