SMALL PEARL SET THREE COLOUR GOLD VERGE – Circa 1780
This is a description of a small late 18th Century French verge watch. The watch is encased in a three-colour gold consular case that is set with pearls, which adds to its elegance. The watch features a full plate gilt fusee movement and a finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with a steel coqueret. It also has a plain three-arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring.
The silver regulator dial has a gilt indicator, and the watch is wound through the signed white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and pierced gilt hands. The case is small and made of gold, with applied three-colour gold decoration and a gold pendant and bow. The back of the case has a small engine-turned band, and the applied gold decoration in the centre is bordering it set with split pearls.
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition and appears to have never been used. The watch is signed Vauchez a Paris and dates back to circa 1780. The diameter of the watch is 33 mm, and it's a timeless piece of art that any collector would cherish.
Signed Vauchez a Paris
Diameter 33 mm
Period 18th Century
Carat for Gold 18 K