Charles Nephew & Co. Gold Hunter-case "Retrograde" Perpetual Calendar Watch Made for the Indian Market, Calcutta, attributed to Francois LeCoultre, c. 1850, enameled roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds, and month dials, day of the week aperture, and day-of-the-month sector, signed cuvette, key-wind, key-set, 19-jewel movement, with straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance with gold timing screws, dia. 47 mm.
Provenance: The estate of David G. Newsom.
The Sandberg Watch Collection, Hotel Richemond, Geneva, March 31, 2001, Lot 195.
Literature: Published in The Sandberg Watch Collection, Terence Camerer Cuss, pp. 338-39.
Note: A certificate of authenticity from Antiquorum accompanies the lot.
setting and winding, ticks but does not stay running, balance swings. Case scratch tested 18kt, wt. 103g. Day aperture and day of the month hand advance with pusher. Update: 10-21-22 old hairline from center arbor to date aperture
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