Phenix 140 SC

Phenix 140 SC |

Phenix 140 SC


With a diameter of 11 1/2 lignes, the Phenix 140 SC from the, probably late, 1940s is an unual large movement and hence not easy to find.

Phenix 140 SC: base plate

base plate

Of course, it is well executed and all important gears are ruby-beared.

This movement was also available in a 10 1/2 ligne version with the same gear train. Beause of this, the outer space on the 11 1/2 ligne version is unused.

Phenix 140 SC: gear train

gear train

We have the classical gear train with directly driven center minute wheel, third wheel, seconds wheel at 6 o’clock and the steel escape wheel.

Phenix 140 SC: side view of the gear train

side view of the gear train

The movement-side pinion of the third wheel is prolonged and carries the driving wheel for the indirect center seconds indication, whose pinion is beared under an own cock.

Phenix 140 SC: yet w/o center seconds indication

yet w/o center seconds indication

The speciality of the version shown here is not the clumsily glued cap jewel of the balance wheel bearing, but the fact, that the hairspring of the screw balance swings free, without a hairspring key. This means, that its precise beating rate of 18000 A/h must be adjusted with the screws of the screw balance, which is very expensive, but guarantees long-time stability.

Phenix 140 SC: Phenix 140 SC: Dial side

Phenix 140 SC: Dial side

There are no surprises on the dial side, you see the Incabloc shock protection, the yoke winding system and the on the outside slanted plate, which reduces the height of the movement a little bit.

Technical data

Caliber:140 SC
Caliber base:Phenix 130
Size:11 1/2''' (measured: 25,6mm)
Number of jewels:17
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance (two legs)
Shock protection(s): Incabloc
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel
  • mainspring barrel
  • center second pinion
Construction type:solid construction
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:4 hole(s)
  • SCI (indirect center seconds)
References: Ebauches: (1949 II 115)
Feilner: (35 2714)
Flume: K2 -
Inventory number:22023

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