This is a fine quality quarter repeater with cylinder movement, in a gold hunter case, with original Morocco leather travel case.
MOVEMENT : A gilt movement with cylinder escapement, and quarter repeating with two polished steel hammers striking two steel gongs. Nicely blued screws throughout.
The quarter repeating function is activated by lifting the button on the stem, twisting 90 degrees, and then depressing.
The movement is in very good condition, and is running well. The repeat function is also working correctly.
DIAL : Fine white enamel dial in excellent condition. Breguet style gold or gilt hands. The crystal is fine.
CASE : The fine gold case has engine turning to the back and tbe edge of the band. The curvette is also gold, and and is fully signed, with serial number (58041) and the business address in Paris.
All in good condition, with just some minor scratches. The hinges are all fine and curvette and both covers close correctly
The fitted silk and velvet lined, Morocco leather travel case, bears the name and address of a Brussels retailer. There is a little wear to the outside of the case, but the catch is fine and the case closes correctly.
Jean Francois Bautte was born in Geneva in 1772 and died in 1837. He worked in Paris and specialised in very thin watches.