- Museum number
Gold pair-cased five-minute repeating verge watch.
Movement with five cylindrical knopped pillars.
Fusee with chain and standard stop-work.
Four wheel gear train.
Verge escapement; polished steel 3-arm balance.
Spiral balance spring with geared regulation, silver index numbered 1-6.
Pendant operated five-minute repeat mechanism
White enamel dial with Roman hours I-XII and Arabic minutes 0-60 numbered every fifth division. Elaborately pierced gold hands.
Gold pair cases, the inner pierced and engraved. Outer case pierced and embossed with a depiction of Zephyr and Flora.
- Production date
Diameter: 35.30 millimetres (dial)
Diameter: 40.40 millimetres (inner case)
Diameter: 30 millimetres (movement)
Diameter: 47.20 millimetres (outer case)
Thickness: 29.10 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The decoration of the outer case is attributed to Augustin Heckel by Richard Edgcumbe in 'The Art of the Gold Chaser', OUP, 2000, p.62, fig.44. The design depicting Zephyr and Flora is taken from L'odorat by Sébastien Leclerc fils, engraved by Edmé Jeurat in 1712.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (2017)
3 (Mar 1996)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Following the successful acquisition of the celebrated Ilbert collection of clocks (1958,1006 collection), prints and other related materials made possible by the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE Ilbert's watches were then acquired using funds provided by Gilbert Edgar, public donations and government funds.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.0786 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: Q179 (Ilbert Ledger)