Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dialNo. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878"
Lot 64
Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dial
No. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878"
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium
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Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dialNo. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878" Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dialNo. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878" Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dialNo. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878" Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dialNo. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878"
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Tiffany & Co., Geneva. A rare and very fine 18K gold open face five minute repeating split second chronograph with regulator dial
No. 14990, case inscribed "Weihnachten 1878"
Nickel finished 3/4 plate movement jeweled through the hammers, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, bimetallic balance with overcoiled spring, index regulator, chronograph work with gold train planted on the back plate, split mechanism under dial activated by crown and button on band, repeating on two gongs by means of slide on band, glazed dust cover, white enamel dial with fifth seconds ring enclosing subsidiary hour and seconds dials, blued central minute and chronograph hands, substantial monogrammed 18K gold case, dial, case and movement signed by Tiffany
58mm

Footnotes

  • This style of subsidiary dial chronograph with or without repeating was briefly popular until the mid 1880's. The present watch is unusual in that it has a true regulator dial with separately pivoted hour and minute hands. In the majority of published examples both the hour and minute hands are placed within the subsidiary dial.

    Tiffany built a state of the art watch factory in Geneva in 1874 which was sold to Patek Philippe in 1878. It is not surprising that similar complicated watches signed by Patek employ the same ebauche. See for example, Patek Philippe No. 80294, Huber and Banbury, fig. 204.
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