4.0218 LEONVILLE No 526, Locle, Swiss, ~1890’s

£550.00

1890’s antique LEONVILLE movement and dial housed in new, custom made solid stainless steel 316L ‘antique’ style case. Ornate original enamel dial with gold applications. High-class antique movement with Vacheron type layout. The watch has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting.

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Key Features

This delicately designed and tastefully colourful LEONVILLE antique dial and movement have been re-purposed in a new, custom-made wristwatch case. This timepiece features an ornate enamel dial with gold applications, a high-class antique movement with a Vacheron type layout, and the impressive movement can be viewed through the crystal display caseback.

About Leonville Locle

Leonville was a Swiss watchmaker, their heyday likely during the 1800’s – 1900’s. The Swiss watch manufactory Ch. H. Meylan Watch Co. supplied many movements to wholesalers, small buyers and exporters – including the Swiss Jaccard and Leonville.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Please make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • New, custom-made ‘antique’ style circular case with olive lugs.
  • Solid stainless steel 316L.
  • Mineral crystal.
  • Mineral crystal display caseback.
  • Large, dark-gold tone crown.
  • New, classic style dark brown genuine leather strap.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, classic hot enamel dial with tiny gold applications and glazed finish.
  • Blue, Arabic numerals in gold cartouches.
  • Detailed small seconds subdial with blue numerals at numeral 6 position.
  • Original, solid gold ‘Breguet’ style hour and minute hands.
  • Blued steel small second hand with tail.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Typical Vacheron style bridge layout.
  • 16 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Signed “C. Leonville – Locle – No. 526”.
  • Serial number 526.
  • Power reserve more than 32 hours.
  • Plates and bridges with Geneva wave.
  • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks, winding every day at 12am.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

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Case material

Solid stainless steel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver, Blue, Gold

Origin

Swiss

Year approx

1890