18K Yellow Gold Duchene & Compagnie Double Dial
¼-Hour Dumb Repeater Pocket Watch
Swiss; Duchene & Compagnie; Man’s; C. 1790’s
CASE: The 18K yellow gold, 41.5mm, swing-out case features enamel and paste
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Arabic/Roman numerals, fancy hands and
is signed “Duchene & Compagnie”.
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge escapement is gilt with a full plate
C 2 (The case is in perfect condition)
D 3-54-50 (The
dial is in very good condition, chipped, winding aperture - hairline(s)
M 3 (The movement is in very good condition)
Dumb repeater – a rare, but somewhat practical type of repeater that
actually causes the case to vibrate rather than create an audible tone. It was
designed for the hearing impaired, and does have a very practical use for people
who are both visually and hearing impaired.
A particularly rare fusee pocket watch with double dial and ¼
- hour pump toc repeater, one side has traditional 12-hour dial while opposite
side has a 24-hour (single rotation) dial, both dials signed.