JOHN BENNETT. A VERY RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL 18K GOLD HUNTER CASE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH CLOCK WATCH WITH GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE AND MOON PHASES

Lot №: 64538
Estimate: $70,000 - 100,000
17 December 2013
Sold price
$269 000

Description

John Bennett. A Very Rare and Exceptional 18k Gold Hunter Case Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Clock Watch with Grande and Petite Sonnerie and Moon PhasesSigned Sir John Bennett, Ltd, Makers to the Late Queen Victoria, 65 Cheapside, London, Movement No. 12'679 by Audemars Piguet, Case Stamped FT for Frederick Thom and with London Date Letter for 1909Cal. 20''' gilt-finished two-train three-quarter plate jewelled lever movement wound separately by turning the crown in both directions, bimetallic compensation balance, diamond-set endstone, minute repeating and grande/petite sonnerie striking on two hammers on to two gongs, minute repeat activated through a slide in the band at the 5 position, gold cuvette, off white enamel dial signed by Willis, Roman numerals, outer calibrated seconds ring, four subsidiary dials for day, date, month combined with leap year indication and 60 minute register, subsidiary seconds combined with phases of the moon, blued steel hands, polished circular case, rim under bezel marked Strike/Silent at the 12 position, Quarter Only/Hours & Quarters at the 6 position, day, date, calendar and moon lever correctors, case stamped F.T. for Frederick Thoms, and with London date letter for 1909, dial and movement signed and numbered62mm diam.