Swiss gold cased repeating cylinder
Stock No. 1545
Pierre Simon Gounoiulhon
Gold case, 49.5 mm.
Cylinder escapement, quarter repeating
This is a fine Swiss quarter repeating watch, with cylinder escapement, in a rose gold case, with silver guilloche dial, and unusual offset seconds dial.
MOVEMENT : A gilt movement with cylinder escapement, and quarter repeating with two polished steel hammers striking two steel gongs.
The quarter repeating function is activated by pressing in the stem, striking once for each hour and then twice for each quarter.
The movement is in very good condition, and is running well. The blued screws and the polished steel work are fine, with just some rubbing to the steel block covering the repeat plunger
The repeat function is also working correctly with a nice clear chime. This can be disable by moving the slider on the band of the case at 2.
DIAL : Fine silver dial in very good condition. Just a few very light marks and no scratches.
Good matching gold hands.
CASE : The rose gold case has engine turning to the back and the band. The inner gilt cuvette is signed :
sur le quai neuf en l’Isle
No. 241 A GENEVE (movement no.)
QUATRE TROIS RUBIS
N. 11292 (case no.)
The stem and bow are both rose gold. The inner gold back of the case is stamped with the case number and a maker’s mark OF.
The case is in very good condition, but with wear to the engine turning on the back.
All hinges are fine and the bezel, back cover and cuvette all close correctly. Good crystal.
Pierre Simon Gounoiulhon, born in 1779, worked in Geneva from 1799 and died in 1847.