Parrenin 66

 
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Parrenin 66

Description

The french Parrenin 66 (stamped as “CHP 66”), which the german manufacturer Emes used as “Emes 18a” after assembling the movement, which they obtained in parts, inhouse, is a 10 12 ligne pin lever movement with a balance bridge. It was released around 1970.

Emes used it for example in the mini alarm clock “Emes sonochron”, which got notoriety for being used at bomb attacks.

base plate

base plate

The stamped base plate with its contemporary plastic winding system frame shows, that it’s not a top movement. It’s a cheap pillar construction, where all bearings (except for the balance wheel) are free from rubies, but only made of brass.

Unlike the Parrenin 660 the crown wheel is only riveted not screwed.

gear train

gear train

The gear train is familiar für a pin lever movement with directly driven center minute and subseconds (which are not used in every version) as 6 o’clock.

side view of the gear train

side view of the gear train

The shock protected anular balance (here in RUFA-Anti-Shock bearings) still beats slowly with 18000 A/h. It controls a pin lever movement with top down lever, which means, that the lever is above the escapement wheel and its pins point downwards to the base plate.

The anular balance resides unter a bridge, this is an unusual detail.

Parrenin 66 dial side

Parrenin 66 dial side

On the dial side you see the yoke winding system, whose clutch lever works also as setting lever spring and is additionaly the cover for the pointer and change wheel. A maximum efficiently construction!

Technical data

Manufacturer:Parrenin
Caliber:66
Number of jewels:5
Escapement:Pin lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): Rufa-Anti-Shock
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Bridge
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
Construction:
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Construction type:pillar construction
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Features:(s)
Functions:hour, minute, (second)
A/h:18000
Size:10 1/2''' (measured: 23,0mm)
Literature: Flume: K3 -
Inventory number:17016

Usage gallery

Emes ladies' watch

Emes ladies' watch

This movement in the version Emes 18a is a donation from Christoph Reiner. Thank you very much for the kind support of the movement archive!