“Westminster Chime Carillon Minute Repeater” A fine and extremely rare 18ct gold keyless lever full hunter minute repeating pocket watch with Carillion Westminster chime repeating on four gongs with four hammers Constant Piguet, Le Sentier, Swiss Patent No. 11948 Case No.032209, circa 1910

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Lot 25
“Westminster Chime Carillon Minute Repeater” A fine and extremely rare 18ct gold keyless lever full hunter minute repeating pocket watch with Carillion Westminster chime repeating on four gongs with four hammers
Constant Piguet, Le Sentier, Swiss Patent No. 11948 Case No.032209, circa 1910

£ 7,000 - 9,000
US$ 9,600 - 12,000
“Westminster Chime Carillon Minute Repeater” A fine and extremely rare 18ct gold keyless lever full hunter minute repeating pocket watch with Carillion Westminster chime repeating on four gongs with four hammers
Constant Piguet, Le Sentier, Swiss Patent No. 11948 Case No.032209, circa 1910
Gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, Westminster carillon minute repeating on four hammers onto four gongs, stamped with the Constant Piguet, Swiss Patent No.11948, plain gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds, repeating slide in the band, full hunter case with hinged front and back 53mm.

Footnotes

  • Swiss patent No. 11948 was registered on March 20, 1896, and was granted to Constant Piguet from Le Sentier for a carillon watch repeating on four gongs with four hammers. Minute-repeating watches with Westminster Carillon are very rare. Constant Piguet is best known for these watches and all bear his patent number on the movement.
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