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Gold Repeating Watch no. 5183

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1??? - CH Meylan, Brassus

1??? - Black, Starr & Frost, New York

2005 - Antiquorum, 10 Jul 2005, est HKD30-45,000, sold HKD36,800, "?Minute Repeating? C. H. Meylan, Brassus, No. 5183. Made for Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1900. Fine, minute-repeating 18K gold keyless dress watch. C. Four-body, ?bassine?, polished, the back cover with engraved monogram. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Three-piece, white enamel, fancy Arabic numerals, outer minute track, red painted Arabic five minute numerals, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel ?spade? hands. M. 17???, ?superior?, rhodium plated, ?fausses côtes? decoration, 28 jewels, three held in gold chatons, counterpoised and calibrated straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs by activating a slide in the band. Dial and movement signed, case and front-plate numbered. Diam. 47 mm. Charles Henry Meylan. C. H. Meylan Watch & Co. was founded in Le Brassus in 1880. Charles Henry Meylan was an eminent watchmaker, well known both in the United States and in Switzerland. In 1894, he was awarded the "Premier prix de réglage de l'Observatoire de Genève". He made high quality watches with complications, flat and extra flat watches and chronometers. Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, 1998."