The case carries London, England 1913/14 import marks and was imported by George Guillaume Gautschi G. So it likely was the property of an affluent London businessman at the time! The "Hebdomas" name refers to the Ancient Greek concept of the end of the week. Also called sabbath or jubilee, Hebdomas could be used as a term for the seventh day or year. Although the famous watch movement in this watch has an 8-day power reserve, the concept of a watch that would require winding just once a week is what gave it this name (most other watches at the time needed to be wound twice or three times a week).The Hebdomas movement is an 8-day hand-winding watch movement. The massive mainspring barrel covers the entire diameter of the movement (see last picture), rotating around the center similar to an automatic rotor. But perhaps the most recognizable feature of the movement is the exposed balance on the dial side, which is mounted to a dial-side bridge. On this stunning piece, the bridge is gilded and masterfully engraved with a decorative floral motif. The hour and minute hands are set off-center above the balance wheel, giving Hebdomas powered watches their distinctive luxurious look. Combined with the engraved bridge and exposed balance, this is reminiscent of high-end complicated watches. This beautiful piece measures approx. 1 7/8 in diameter (case) and weighs. We describe our items as accurately as possible but a picture is worth a thousand words, so please be sure to view all pictures since they are considered part of the description. Please read the written description for dimensions and weight. We acknowledge your right to return an item if you don't like it since you're only able to really tell once you can touch and see it in person.
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