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Simon VISSIÈRE au Hâvre
marine chronometer
ca. 1870

Order No.:

  PTW 1767


Dated:

  ca. 1870


Case:


Heavy 3-piece case with brass handles. Brass cardanic suspension of the watch drum.


Dial:


original white enamel dial with black Roman and Arabic numerals. Three sub-dials for the hours (Roman) at 9 o'clock position, the seconds at 3 o'clock position and the power-reserve for 49 hours at 6 o'clock position.


Description:


Simon Vissière was born in Paris in 1822 and died 1887 in Cannets. He was a student of Winnerl and dedicated his studies to the influence of magnetism on timekeepers.
He established his own business in 1867 in Hâvre, where he built a small observatory for his studies.
In the same year he was awarded a patent for a 
chronometer balance. 


Dimensions:


H ca. 17 cm
D ca. 16 cm
W ca. 16 cm


Condition:


excellent; enamel dial with few hair-lines


Int. No.:


90660


Price:


price on application




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