WILLIAM SCHOECHLIN MINUTE REPEATER
HUNTING CASED YELLOW GOLD
William Schoechlin, Bienne, Swiss, No. 9253. Made in 1889.
Very fine and rare, minute repeating, heavy 18K yellow gold
hunting-cased keyless pocket watch.
Four-body, solid, polished, bassine et filets, entire case
finely engraved in a floral and leaf pattern, front cover with a
flying tiger and case back with a bird. Hinged gold cuvette with
engine-turned rim, a sun and engraved: William Schoechlin,
Bienne, Medalla de Oro, Esposicion de Paris, 1889.
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute
track with 5-minute Arabic markers, sunk subsidiary
seconds dial. Blued steel spade hands.
19```, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 23
jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic
compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance
spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a
slide on the band.