18k POITEVAN Paris Perpetual Calendar / Moonphase PINK GOLD
Item History and Pricing
|Escapement Type: Lever||Closure: Full Hunter|
|Features: 12-Hour Dial, Date Indicator, Day Indicator||Metal: Rose Gold|
|UPC: Does not apply|
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poitevin pink gold high quality perpetual calendar 52 mm diameter ~ solid pink gold ~ 18k (x-ray fluorescence tested) ~ front cover has handsome initials engraved & springs open to a crisp 90 degrees when the pusher under the stiff bow is pressed ~ clear glass crystal ~ has a day & date chapters inside the 3 & 9 ~ perpetual chapter under the 12 ~ moon phase shares the chapter with the seconds ha...nd ~ nice gold minute & hour hands ~ all the other hands match & are deep purple ~ the moon is an actual gold disc ~ marked inside the perpetual chapter is "bissocextile ome perpctual" ~ there are 2 almost invisible hairlines in the cloud below the moon phase ~ other than that it looks mint to me ~ there are levers outside the 1 & 5 to adjust the chapter markers ~ stem wind / lever set ~ in good running order keeping close time for me over a 24 hour period ~ nickel damaskeened movement jewel through the center with cap jewels over the pallet & escape wheel ~ gold timing screws on the split bi metallic balance wheel ~ signed on the cuvetteB Poitevin fl ~ 22 rue vivienne ~ Paris~ a beautiful watch in breath taking condition ~ for the enthusiast to enjoy! please ask questions and resolve issuesbefore you placeyour bid reserve?no reserve here! so if you like it you better place yourbid now before it gets away! thanks for checking out my listingand if you are into watches please check out my other auctions & you might want to keep a half-an-eye on myupcoming listings as i am liquidating a long time watchmaker'sestate-whilst i continue to span the globe for unique and exoticitems to bring to your door! some additional info as provided by an ebay member with thanks Tony Mercer writes in his book Chronometer Makers of the World the following: "POITEVIN, B (M) Rue Richelieu, Paris, 1850, Rue Vivienne, Paris, 1860-1900; 4 Quai des Chartons, Bordeaux, 1900. Succeeded by Rizzoli Dechamps trom 1880 to 1900. From 1900 the firm was owned by L. Gironde 1900-1935. N: 6743, 6744 (Paris)." Tardy’s Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français provides the following information: "POITEVIN .... B. Paris. Rue Richelieu, 1850. Rue Vivienne, 1860-90. L. Gironde succ., 1900-35 . .... " And finally Osvaldo Patrizzi in his Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois writes about the Geneva brand the following : "POITEVIN Bernard. Fabricant et marchand d'horlogerie. Rue du Mont-Blanc 17. En 1861. Ou 21 en 1870." "POITEVIN, GIRONDE SUCCES¬SEURS. Bd James-Fazy 14, Genève, et rue VI vienne 22, à Paris. Fabriquent des montres de haute précision, simples et compliquées, montres plates, chronomètres avec bulletin de 1"' classe à l'Observatoire de Genève. " & from the web: Bernard Poitevin History Bernard Poitevin was a watchmaker and retailer located in Geneva and Paris and is a very highly sought maker. Around 1900 he took over the watch manufacture L. Gironde and consequently the firm was renamed to Poitevin, specializing in high quality watches, both with and without complications and chronometers with Geneva Bulletin d'Observatoire. This watch was produced before he merged with the other company.you are the reason ebay is a success!Good Luck!tempus fugit ~ carpe diem the release of atomic power has changed everything except our way ofthinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. Ifonly had known i would have become a watchmaker. -- Albert Einstein(1955)if people concentrated on the really important things in life,there'd be a shortage of fishing poles ~ Doug Larson i may be going to hell in a bucket babe ~ but at least i'm enjoyingthe ride ~ bob weir ~ grateful dead
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