This is a beautiful late 18th century French verge watch with a full plate gilt fusee movement. The watch features a finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, as well as a plain three arm gilt balance with a blue steel spiral hairspring. The silver regulator dial with a blue steel indicator adds a touch of elegance to the piece, while the white enamel dial, with Roman and Arabic numerals and pieced and engraved gold hands, provides great legibility. The watch is housed in a gold consular case with applied gold dots and is decorated with three colours of gold, depicting a basket with doves, a dog and a sheep on either side. The back of the case is particularly attractive, featuring the same three-colour gold motif. The watch is signed Juhel a Paris and dates from around 1790. With a diameter of 38 mm and a depth of just 7 mm, this exquisite timepiece is sure to impress.

Signed Juhel a Paris
Circa 1790
Diameter 38 mm
Depth 7 mm

Origin French
Period 18th Century
Materials Yellow Gold
Carat for Gold 18 K