|Diameter:||40.0 mm (18 ligne)|
|Complications:||5-Column Chronograph, Chronograph, Column Wheel Chronograph, Monopusher Chronograph, Rattrapante Chronograph|
|Hands:||30 Minute Chronograph Hand at 3:00, Central Split Second Chronograph Hand|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Counter-Clockwise Balance Cock
Cal. JB11 from Excelsior Park was an 18 ligne rattrapante stopwatch movement produced in the 1920s. The crown is used for winding and can house a co-axial button in addition to the button at 11 (with the crown at 12). Excelsior Park made standard (Cal. JB1), and a high-beat (36,000 A/h) version. Internal documents show the movement called “Cal. B” and that it was available in 19, 20, and 22 ligne versions in addition to 18 ligne.
One notable feature of Cal. JB1 is the distinctive J-shaped barrel bridge, a signature of the Jeanneret family of Saint-Imier, though Cal. JB11 lacks the curving bridge and resembles the letter I instead. Nevertheless, it relied on Patent 3364 for protection. It also includes the Jeanneret spare parts compartment embedded in the movement next to the balance.
Cals. JB1, JB11, and JB15 include the Jeanneret spare parts compartment embedded in the movement next to the balance. This was patented in the 1920s. The parts container included the following text in various languages:
- Dutch: “Hieronder reservedeelen”
- English: “Spare parts in here”
- French: “Ci-dessous fournitures de rechange
- German: “Hier ūnten Ersatzstücke”
- Romanian: “edesubt piese de schimb”
See Also: Patent CH100230AImages are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.