empressissi™ is pleased to offer this rare and fantastic RUEFF Freres minute repeater based on a LUGRIN Ebauche. Alfred Lugrin was the founder of LEMANIA and all pre 1930s watches made in that factory were marked 'Lugrin'. This is an innovative minute repeater and it is fully functional and ready to add to your collection.
The watch houses an early complicated crown wind/lever set caliber featuring a minute repeater through an exterior slide in overall excellent condition, running on 17 jewels. It is running strong, keeping accurate time with sub seconds and all functions working properly, chiming a crisp sound on two gongs. The movement is cased in an elegant hunter style (savonette) 18K solid gold case with firm gold bow and crown, good hinges mint crystal and overall fantastic condition with internal dust cover from 18K solid gold as well. The net gold weight of this case is 30 grams.
The dial is a beautiful light silver tone metal dial with light engine turned decorations to the center that are hard to photograph, featuring Roman numerals and original set of classic hands.
This one of a kind pocket watch measures 51,5mm side to side (excluding crown).