EUGÈNE LECOULTRE WATCH WITH SIX COMPLICATIONS "retrograde" Pepertual Calender. Repeater, Moonphase, 18K GOLD 1860 Anchor Chronometer. EUGÈNE LECOULTRE WATCH WITH SIX COMPLICATIONS "retrograde" Pepertual Calender, ¼ repeater, Moonphase, 18K GOLD 1860.
A very fine and rare early 18K yellow gold, open face, keyless pocket watch with six horological complications: Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 2 oclock), Instantaneous perpetual calendar, Retrograde (fly-back) date of the month (half-circle graduation at 12 oclock), Day of the week (aperture at 9 oclock; indications given in French), Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 3 oclock; indications given in French), Phases of the moon (aperture at 12 oclock). 18k Gold case, open face , with hinged case-back, signed inside the Case back, «EUGÈNE LECOULTRE» casemakers mark MF in oval for Meylan Fréres, Case-back engraved in taille-douce with the monogram J C H L; chiselled case band. French Import Mark chimera (1838- 1892), Cuvette, gold ring with glaas dome. Casemaker punch mark "MF" (Meylan Frères), in Hartmut Zantke's Audemars book pictured on p. The small workshop "MF" with only five to six employees delivered highly valued and coveted gold cases in outstanding quality, all cases were made exclusively by hand.Until 1885 Meylan Frères was the main supplier for Audemars. The Geneva-based manufacturers unanimously agreed that "there were never before such beautiful and elegant cases". Enamel dial, radial roman numarals, outer Arabic, minute ring, blued Steel trefle hands, The dial has two rim chips at 3 & 9, both not visible when the front lid is closed. Calibre 19 gilded brass brigde movenemt with going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, ¼ Repeater with two hammers on 2 gongs, 31 jewels, sun bust wolf tooth winding wheels. Dimensions 52.5 mm Hight 15mm, Weight 128g. He seems to open his worshop in Geneva in 1848. He manufactures watches with horological compliacations, very neat, including those with a retrograde perpetual calendar, that seems to be his invention. He also looks after the precision adjustment of watches. In 1880, he won a First prize at the timing contest of the Geneva Astronomical Observatory for a Chronometer with lever escapement, Breguet hairspring, set by himself, No. 2 370, with 192.3 points.
, under the trade-names Lecoultre-Soldano, Lecoultre-Cellier, and Lecoultre & Cie. He was located in Geneva, 8, rue François Bonivard, at the foot of the Saint-Gervais district, on the right bank of Lake Geneva.
Note that at this time, other watchmakers in the Vallée de Joux produce a few rare pieces with this same horological complication. The Breguet House in Paris order at Louis Audemars & Cie, Le Brassus an example made for the Islamic market, No. B- 5 473 / No.
Eugène Lecoultre is most likely the author of this watch, whose the main-plate is punched "geneve". The love for old things has kept me working as an antique dealer for over twenty-five years.Originally born in Denmark, I have been living in Berlin for a long time. Always on the search for small and large treasures, the quality and the high craftsmanship of the individual pieces mean a lot to me. A fast, customer-friendly and uncomplicated process is particularly important to me. I wish you a lot of fun while browsing, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me carsten berger. The item "EUGÈNE LECOULTRE WATCH SIX COMPLICATIONS retrograde Pepertual Calender, 1860" is in sale since Friday, September 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches".antik" and is located in Potsdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.