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THREE COLOUR GOLD QUARTER REPEATING VERGE – 1770

Signed Dufalga Geneve
Circa 1770
Diameter 44 mm
Depth 12 mm

Original price was: £4,900.00.Current price is: £4,067.00.

This exceptional timepiece is a quarter repeating Swiss verge watch from the 18th century. It features a full plate gilt fusee movement with a beautifully pierced and engraved bridge cock, complemented by a steel coqueret. The watch also boasts a plain three-arm gilt balance with a blue steel spiral hairspring, as well as a silver regulator dial adorned with a blue steel indicator. The quarter repeating mechanism is operated by a push pendant, which produces a delightful chime on a bell that is housed within the unusual gold consular case. The watch is wound through the white enamel dial, which sports Roman and Arabic numerals and is adorned with decorative pierced gold hands. The most striking feature of the case is its unique and eye-catching design, featuring a geometric pattern that radiates from the center of the back. This pattern is meticulously chased and engraved in three different colors of gold, creating a visually stunning effect. The case has also been discreetly pierced to allow the bell to sound clearly. To access this delightful feature, the watch is equipped with an "a toc" button located on the front bezel. Overall, this 18th century Swiss verge repeating watch is not only a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of its time, but also a stunning piece of art that would be a prized addition to any collection.

Signed Dufalga Geneve
Circa 1770
Diameter 44 mm
Depth 12 mm