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1138: Gents Jean-Antoine Lepine Quarter Repeater ( toc), 18K Gold Enamel, 1783

Gross weight 58g
Accessories: newer key
Case: No.4741, Lepine Hger. du Roy a Paris, master mark: Guillaume Mermillod (GM under crescent moon), 18K pink gold, mineral crystal, fixed bezel, back with invisible hinge, cord-shaped rims around crystal and back, translucid cobalt-blue enamel with golden inlays, hinged metal dust cover with operating instructions, D=40mm
Attention: don't open with force. Back and dust cover have flip open features. The back is released by turning the pendant in either direction, the dust cover with a push piece at the edge.
Dial: enamel, domed
Movement: calibre , Lepine 15,25''' (so called classic bridge calibre, used 1772.1792), gold plated, 4 jewels, key wind and set, flying barrel with limiter, cylinder escapement, ring balance, flat hairspring
Repeater: pendant operated, 2 hammers on case (knock rep.), hook-lever regulator
Condition: C1, D2, M1, Service necessary (runs not uniformly)

Jean-Antione Lépine (Lepine, Lespine, L'Epine, Depigny)
*1720, +1814.  That he was the master of A.L. Breguet, is only suspected. But it is recorded that he supplied rough movements (ebauches) to Breguet. The movements were made in a factory he ran in Ferney together with Voltaire (the philosopher). After A. Chapiro, from Lepine's active periode until 1792 worldwide 210 pocket watches are recorded, 100 of them repeaters.

Sold in Auction

Date 12-17-05

High bid EUR 6000.00 (~CHF 6713.58)

Reserve EUR 6000.00 (~CHF 6713.58)

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The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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