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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Massive 18K Gold MINUTE REPEATER Hunter Pocket Watch by LeCOULTRE. With a 31 Jewel movement"
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Movement – the high grade nickel movement has brushed steel wolf teeth and gold train wheels. The movement has a lever escapement and is jewelled throughout. The movement has a slide activated minute repeater function with two steel hammers striking on the inner gongs. The movement is signed “Le Coultre & Cie” under one of the gongs. The movement is in 95% mint condition – light marks only.
The movement is covered by glass held in place by a gold bezel
Case – the movement comes in a massive 18K gold Hunter case, which has a hinged inner, back and front cover. The inner cover is signed:
“Repetition a Quarts et Minutes, Echappement Ancre, Ligne Droite, Double Plateau, Balancier Compensateur, Spiral Breguet, 31 Rubis, Relojeria Suiza, Pachuca”
The front cover pops open when you press the winder in.
The case is decorated all over the entire surface with lavish engraving. On the front there is a vacant cartouche flanked by two cherubs. On the back two lovebirds perched on a basket of fruit and flowers with a hoe rake and spade. The case is in 99% mint condition – some light surface scratches on the blank cartouche only, the rest of the case is in pristine condition
Dial – the silver dial is in the Spanish market taste with an inner floral spray in multi colour gold in high relief. Around the edge is a gold floral border also. The dial has black enamel numbers and is decorated with chased detailing. The dial is in 90% mint condition – light tarnish only
The watch has a mineral glass