- Museum number
GOLD PAIR-CASED VERGE WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEAT.
Full plate movement with three pierced Egyptian pillars and one baluster pillar.
Fusee with chain with standard stop-work. Four wheel going train.
Plain steel three-arm balance with spiral balance spring and geared regulator.
The silver index disc numbered I-IV.
Verge escapement; silver balance cock.
Pendant operated quarter repeat; pulse-piece in outer case at VII.
Gold champlevé dial.
Blued-steel beetle and poker hands.
Gold pair cases; inner pierced and engraved, outer pierced, embossed and set with polychrome painted enamel miniature depicting a woman with flower in hand.
Probably contemporary Swiss forgery.
- Production date
Diameter: 37.80 millimetres (dial)
Diameter: 23.30 millimetres (enamelled plaque)
Diameter: 42.50 millimetres (inner case)
Diameter: 48.70 millimetres (outer case)
Thickness: 30.10 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This watch shows many Geneva characteristics and is very likely to have been made there. The use of only London on the dial, the fact that the word "London" on the back-plate is incomplete and the widely spaced letters of the case maker's mark all suggest a foreign origin for this watch.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (2016)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number