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November 2, 2013 10:00AMCalender

Ch. Oudin Gilt-brass Crystal Regulator with Coup Perdu Escapement

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2684M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2013 10:00AM


Ch. Oudin Gilt-brass Crystal Regulator with Coup Perdu Escapement, Paris, c. 1880, 6 1/2-in. porcelain Roman numeral dial with sunk center marked 5Ch. Oudin a Paris, recessed moon's age dial and exposed coup perdu escapement, brass and beveled glass case on bracket base, eight-day, time and strike, spring-powered movement with rack and snail strike, grid iron temperature compensated pendulum above an inset porcelain beat scale marked 0-6 in two segments, ht. 20 in.

Note: The coup perdu or "lost beat" escapement is occasionally found in high-quality French clocks; it enables a seconds hand to jump full seconds with a pendulum which beats half-seconds.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Chip to glass of rear door.

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