Le Phare

Le Phare Moonphase Calendar Quarter Repeater, 49 mm, circa 1890’s

This project, for a complicated “jumbo” custom built watch case, based on a repeating pocket watch movement from the 1890’s, aimed to rehouse the original vintage pocket watch movement into a new machine-built wristwatch case. Originally, 120 or more years ago, this watch was a rather large and rather heavy gold pocket watch, with a …

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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 developed mass-production repeating movements and distributed to many casing companies in Switzerland. Le Phare repeater …

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