18K Paul Matthey Doret Animated Minute Repeater Pocket Watch. 21mm blue porcelain dial titled "La Maisonnette" with gilt roman hour numerals, fancy gilt engraved center and overlapping sub seconds dial; excellent pierced decorated dial mount with tall cathedrals, 3 figural winged angels, 2 of which are animated and strike bells with hammers as the repeater sounds. Spring driven movement signed "Paul Matthey Doret, Locle, No. 51466", stem wind, stem set, fully jeweled including hammers; minute repeater mechanism striking on 2 coiled gongs with slide at the bottom of the case. Original marks 18K fancy filigree and lyre engraved hunter case is hallmarked and signed "Paul Matthey Doret". Movement winds, sets and runs, repeater functions completely (to 12:59); monogrammed front cover "L.N", replaced winding crown, replaced repeater slide which causes the covers not to close completely. Weight: 4.74 oz. (134.5g, 86.7dwt).
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