• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    TORBOCK. A VERY RARE EARLY SILVER PAIR CASE VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH MOCK PENDULUM AND MOON PHASES

    SIGNED JOHN TORBOCK, MANCHESTER, MOVEMENT NO. 156, CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    TORBOCK. A VERY RARE EARLY SILVER PAIR CASE VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH MOCK PENDULUM AND MOON PHASES
    SIGNED JOHN TORBOCK, MANCHESTER, MOVEMENT NO. 156, CIRCA 1690
    Finely engraved gilt full-plate verge movement, chain fusée, decorative tappered pillars, engraved silver dial with eccentric dial with Roman hour numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic numerals, fan-form sector with phases of the moon and sun, aperture at 8 o'clock for hours, aperture at 6 o'clock with the mock pendulum, aperture at 4 o'clock to lock the movement inside the case, inner hinged polished case, outer polished case, dial and movement signed, inner case stamped SC
    Outer case 59mm diam., inner case 52mm diam.


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    Provenance

    The Estate of Leopold Metzenberg (Executive, Sears, Roebuck & Co.)
    Gift to present owner, 1952