SLIM GOLD SWISS QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER – Circa 1810
This is a stunning early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating cylinder watch, housed in a beautiful 18 carat gold engine turned case. The watch features a gilt Lepine calibre bar movement with a suspended going barrel and polished steel stopwork. The plain sector shaped cock has a polished steel regulator and endstone, while the balance features three arms and is made of gold with a blue steel spiral hairspring. The watch has a polished steel cylinder and steel escape wheel, and has a push pendant quarter repeating function on two polished steel gongs. The white enamel dial features Arabic numerals and blue steel Breguet hands. The open face case is substantial and features an engine turned design with a ribbed middle, gold push pendant, and maker's mark "PG". The watch is wound and set through the signed sprung gilt metal cuvette. The watch is signed "Mr Blanc Fils" and dates back to circa 1810. Its diameter is 58mm.
Period 19th Century
Condition Very good
Carat for Gold 18 K