Skeletonised Repeating Pocket Watch with glass dial – 1760

Signed Swiss
Circa 1760
Diameter 42 mm
Depth 12 mm

£6,750.00

This magnificent watch is a rare 18th Century skeletonised quarter repeating Swiss verge that comes with a glass dial set in a consular case adorned with precious stones. The watch boasts a full plate fusee movement with three round pillars. The plate and barrel cover are intricately pierced and engraved, revealing the trains and blue steel mainspring. The engraved cock and polished steel coqueret are set with a garnet, and a small circular blue steel regulator is geared to a plate carrying the index pins. The watch has a plain three-arm steel balance and a push pendant that works as a toc quarter repeating on two blocks in the case. What makes this watch unique is the rare glass dial, which uncovers the polished steel quarter repeating work underneath. The underpainted white Arabic numerals and decorative gold hands are a beautiful touch. The double-sided two-colour gold consular case has bezels set with a row of white stones, completing this exquisite timepiece. This skeletonised repeating watch is a rarity for the period, and the use of the glass dial to show the quarter repeating work makes it even more desirable. The watch is signed Swiss and is believed to have been produced around 1760. With a diameter of 42mm, and a depth of 12mm, this watch is truly a unique and stunning collector's item.

Signed Swiss
Circa 1760
Diameter 42 mm
Depth 12 mm