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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 53

    Barraud & Jamison. An early silver pair case openface pocket chronometer with Arnold's detent escapement

    SIGNED BARRAUD, CORNHILL, LONDON AND JAMISON, PORTSEA, NO. 202, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1798

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    Barraud & Jamison. An early silver pair case openface pocket chronometer with Arnold's detent escapement
    Signed Barraud, Cornhill, London and Jamison, Portsea, No. 202, stamped with London date letter for 1798
    With gilt-finished movement, chain fusée, Arnold's spring detent escapement with ruby locking stone, bimetallic Z balance with compensation weights, blued steel helical spring with diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, large subsidiary seconds, in plain inner and outer cases, both cases stamped with casemaker's initials DW for Daniel Walker, the inner case numbered 202, dial and movement signed and numbered
    65 mm. overall diam.


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    At the end of the 17th century, Thomas Mudge Jr., the son of the celebrated chronometer maker Thomas Mudge, hired a number of craftsmen to make copies of his father's work for public sale.

    Amongst these watchmakers were Paul Philip Barraud of London and George Jamison of Portsea, a town adjacent to the naval base of Portsmouth on the southern English coast. Although no exact dates in regard to their collaboration are known, it is thought that it existed only between 1797 and 1798. During this short period, probably no more than 50 watches signed by both watchmakers were made.