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THREE COLOUR GOLD VERGE – Circa 1780

Signed A James Change Alley London
Circa 1780
Diameter 42 mm
Depth 10 mm

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£2,810.00

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This late 18th Century watch features a verge movement housed in a stunning stone-set three-color gold consular case. The full plate fire gilt movement has round pillars and is beautifully engraved with a pierced cock and silver regulator disc. It also boasts a plain three-arm steel balance and a blue steel spiral hairspring. The white enamel dial, with its Roman and Arabic numerals, is wound through and complements the overall aesthetic of the watch. The 18 carat continental consular case is a highlight, featuring an engine-turned back with applied three-color gold decoration and a border of white stones. The bezel is also two-color gold and set with a single row of white stones. What makes this watch particularly unique is that it combines a continental case and dial with an English movement, suggesting either a special customer request or the importation of the case and dial by an English watchmaker. Overall, this timepiece is a striking example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail characteristic of the late 18th Century.

Signed A James Change Alley London
Circa 1780
Diameter 42 mm
Depth 10 mm

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