Assistance with Identification of a Quarter Repeater, Moon Phase, Triple Calendar

therealwatchnut

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I inherited this lovely timepiece and I am very curious if anyone can identify it. It seems to be rather well made but I have no idea the age or make of it. It was appraised by Sotheby's in 1980 between 5-7000k. Although, they made no mention of the maker. The serial number on the movement is 87XXX but there are no markings identifying the maker. I wish to sell/trade it but without knowing who made it, I don't even know where to start understanding what I have. Any information on where to look and what it is would be greatly appreciated. Back.jpeg Face.jpeg Repeater Slider Side.jpeg Front w Chain.jpg Inner Rear.jpeg Movement.jpeg Detail Fob Hallmark.jpeg Front Case Open Presentation.jpeg
 

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therealwatchnut

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For early LeCoultre calibres the number only indicates the basic design. They were made in varying layouts (e.g. open face, hunter) and/or different sizes.

Yours is fully jewelled.
Thanks for your reply. I have had a few people tell me it is a LeCoultre and is a Caliber 31. I also have had a couple of people say it wasn't and perhaps an Audemars (same JLC movement?). Is there any way to tell for certain? I mean, other than to pay JLC to search the archive?
 

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Found in Zantke's book on Audemars, some points like the intermediate wheel with four screws and the shape of the bridge are similar, perhaps the same raw maker origin?
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Regards enrico
 
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therealwatchnut

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That is fascinating. I guess we get used to how branded things are these days. Amazing how similar they are. Any ideas on a good place to consign/trade/sell this piece?
 

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