Bonhams : LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer Circa 1900
LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer Circa 1900

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Lot 25
LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer
Circa 1900

Sold for £ 32,500 (US$ 41,902) inc. premium
LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer
Date: Circa 1900
Movement: Nickel moustache lever with Geneva stripes, bi-metallic compensation balance, blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil, jewelled through centre and repeating on 2 gongs, wolf's tooth winding, barometer mechanism mounted on back plate with barometer spring surrounding movement
Dial: White enamel, black Roman numerals, outer minute markers, outer barometer indication sector, subsidiary dials for perpetual calendar year, date, day, constant seconds with Fahrenheit temperature scale, aperture for moon phase
Case: Engraved, decorated with polychrome enamel depicting Tudor roses and lotuses connected by chains interspersed with palm leaves, centre with motto "HEAVENS LIGHT OUR GUIDE", central diamond set 5 pointed star, revolving bezel with barometer calibration, repeating slide to band
Signed: Dial
Size: 58mm
Accompaniments: LeRoy Et Fils box

Footnotes

  • Queen Victoria founded the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India as an order of chivalry in 1861. The Order included members of three classes:
    Knight Grand Commander, Knight Commander, and Companion.
    The motto of the order was "Heaven's light our guide". The "Star of India", the emblem of the order, also appeared on the flag of the Viceroy of India.

    Several years after the consolidation of Great Britain's power as the governing authority in India the queen founded the order to honour Indian Princes and dignitaries, as well as British officers and administrators serving in India with a knighthood.
    The collar was a part of the regalia which was only worn by Knights Grand Commanders. It was a gold chain adorned with alternating figures of lotuses, red and white roses and palm branches.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this watch does not have a chronograph function as stated in the title.
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LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer Circa 1900
LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer Circa 1900
LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer Circa 1900
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