White Origin is an historical minute repeater whose origin is not 100% certain. We are relatively sure that this movement comes from LeCoultre, we however cannot say with complete certainty.

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THE CLUE TO ITS ORIGIN

If you research catalogues to find the origin of this movement, you inevitably come across the elementary clue that this movement must have been made by LeCoultre between 1870 and 1920. LeCoultre, then-supplier of minute repeaters for almost all prestigious manufacturers, had a characteristic positioning of the two hammers that is only to be found on LeCoultre movements of this era. Normally you can see a LeCoultre signature under the hammers on the plate when the hammers hit the gongs, but that is not to be found on this movement – something that can have a variety of reasons. But the simplest explanation is that the original buyer of this movement did not desire to have this type designation on his or her watch. The slightly uncertain identification in no way scratches the vintage movement’s gloss – and above all, the sound.

WHITE ORIGIN

MINUTE REPEATER | Aurum

COMMISSIONED WORK. SOLD.

THE CLUE TO ITS ORIGIN

If you research catalogues to find the origin of this movement, you inevitably come across the elementary clue that this movement must have been made by LeCoultre between 1870 and 1920. LeCoultre, then-supplier of minute repeaters for almost all prestigious manufacturers, had a characteristic positioning of the two hammers that is only to be found on LeCoultre movements of this era. Normally you can see a LeCoultre signature under the hammers on the plate when the hammers hit the gongs, but that is not to be found on this movement – something that can have a variety of reasons. But the simplest explanation is that the original buyer of this movement did not desire to have this type designation on his or her watch. The slightly uncertain identification in no way scratches the vintage movement’s gloss – and above all, the sound.

WHITE ORIGIN

MINUTE REPEATER | Aurum

COMMISSIONED WORK. SOLD.

MOVEMENT
Minute repeater
CALIBER
Origin uncertain, most likely LeCoultre
WINDING
Manual winding
POWER RESERVE
32 hours
ESCAPEMENT
Swiss lever escapement
REGULATOR
Screw balance with Breguet hairspring, 18,000 vph
JEWELS
30
DIALS
Handguilloche and –skeletonized regulator display
MATERIAL
Sterling silver 925
SURFACE
Original Breguet frosted finish
DISPLAYS
Hours, minutes, seconds
HANDS
Rose gold-plated Breguet hands
CASE
Custom design in white gold
MATERIAL
18-karat white gold
DIAMETER
48 mm
CROWN
Handmade crown with pusher, 18-karat gold
CRYSTAL
Two sapphire crystals
BEZEL
Handguilloche
SPECIAL ELEMENTS
Origin and functions
ORIGIN
Historical movement, most likely by LeCoultre
FUNCTION
Minute repeater on two gongs, activation via slide. Hand setting via small slide separate from the crown positioned at 4 o’clock.
STRAP
Various colors available
MATERIAL
Hand-sewn alligator skin with decorative red stitching, 18-karat gold handguilloche prong buckle