GOLD WATCH AND DIAMOND SET RING MOUNT – 1780

Circa 1780
Diameter 16.5 mm

Materials Gold
Carat for Gold 18 K

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the exquisite⁤ craftsmanship of ⁤the late 18th century with this unparalleled miniature cylinder watch, elegantly housed within a stunning diamond-set gold ring. This remarkable piece, dating ⁢back to around 1780, is a testament to the intricate artistry and precision of its⁢ era. The watch features a small full plate⁢ movement⁢ with a fusee and chain, adorned ⁢with a beautifully ⁤pierced and ⁢engraved bridge cock, complete with⁣ a steel ‌coqueret and regulator. The polished steel cylinder⁢ and brass ‌escape wheel work in harmony, while the small​ white enamel dial, marked by Roman numerals and delicate gilt hands, adds‌ a touch of timeless elegance. Encased in⁢ a plain gold consular ⁢case, the watch is further embellished with ⁣a gold ⁢pendant and bow, and a front‍ bezel ​set with​ a row of small diamonds. The gold ring housing is not only a protective shell but a masterpiece in itself, hinged ⁢to reveal the watch within and engraved with a⁣ monogram on the back, with the shank set with diamonds. Measuring ⁢just 14.3mm across, this extraordinary⁤ piece is believed to be the smallest known fusee movement of its time, making it‌ a rare ⁢and highly collectible treasure. Crafted from 18K gold and ‌measuring ⁢16.5mm in diameter, this gold‌ watch‍ and diamond-set ring mount is a ⁢true marvel of ​horological history and a unique addition to any discerning​ collection.

Introducing a highly unique late 18th Century miniature cylinder watch, nestled within a beautiful diamond-set gold ring housing. The small full plate movement boasts a fusee and chain, with exquisitely pierced and engraved bridge cock featuring a steel coqueret, and steel regulator on top of the plate, just below the plain three-arm gilt balance. The polished steel cylinder is paired with a brass escape wheel, and the watch is wound through a small white enamel dial marked by Roman numerals and striking gilt hands. The small plain gold consular case is appointed with a gold pendant and bow, with the front bezel set with a row of small diamonds. But that's not all, the gold ring housing itself is hinged, designed to seamlessly display and protect the watch within, while the back is carefully engraved with a monogram, and the shank set with diamonds. A truly rare and remarkable piece, measuring just 14.3mm across, it may well be the smallest known fusee movement of its time. Estimated to have been crafted around 1780, with a diameter of 16.5mm.

Circa 1780
Diameter 16.5 mm

Materials Gold
Carat for Gold 18 K

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