Rare deck J. Auricoste, Horloger de la Marine de l’Etat, 10, Rue La Boétle, Paris, “Montre de Comparaison” chronometer clock in original fitted mahogany box, Case No. J64527, Serial No. 1024221, 68 mm, circa 1960s. Stationary chronometer created for coordinating several of watches such as those of the members of a flying squadron.
Features extremely rare chronometer grade movement Lemania LWO 1170 with stop-second feature. The way the crown is fitted ensures that the centre seconds hand is reset to “0” when the crown is pulled out for setting the hands. The balance remains locked until the winding crown is pushed back in.
Case: nickel, push back, reeded facet glazed bezel, fixed on a gilt brass plate. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, centre seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: Lemania Cal. LWO 1170, 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, 18 jewels, Glucydur screw balance. Dial, case and movement signed.
Dimensions : 12 x 14 x 7 cm, shipping weight is 2 kg.