Le Phare Moonphase calendar quarter repeater, 49 mm, 1890’s

“Jumbo complicated” custom built watch case project based on repeating pocket watch movement from 1890’s. Original vintage pocket watch movement was placed in new machined wristwatch case. Initially 120+ years ago it was heavy big-sized gold pocket watch with most complicated movement made by Swiss company … Continue reading “Le Phare Moonphase calendar quarter repeater, 49 mm, 1890’s”

240. LE PHARE quarter repeater No 22455, Swiss ~1890

FEATURES: Repeater function striking hours and quarter-hours with two hammers on two gongs; Spectacular complicated movement view through caseback crystal. Historical & antiquarian notes LE PHARE (“Lighthouse” – fr.) was the first Swiss company made repeating movements with intenchangeable parts. Company … Continue reading “240. LE PHARE quarter repeater No 22455, Swiss ~1890”