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Tavernier. A fine and rare 18K gold openface quarter repeating pocket chronometer with date and sugar tong compensation curb
Tavernier. A fine and rare 18K gold openface quarter repeating pocket chronometer with date and sugar tong compensation curb

SIGNED LOUIS TAVERNIER A PARIS, RUE DE LA LOI, K+B/552, CIRCA 1800

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Tavernier. A fine and rare 18K gold openface quarter repeating pocket chronometer with date and sugar tong compensation curb
Signed Louis Tavernier A Paris, Rue de la Loi, K+B/552, circa 1800
With gilt-finished full plate movement, chain fusée, pivoted detent escapement, large plain three arm brass balance with unusual bimetallic sugar tong style compensation curb attached to the regulator, curved bridge with diamond endstone, quarter repeating on strip-form gongs, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, inner date ring with central date hand, in plain circular case, repeating through the pendant, case stamped with Paris gold marks for 1798-1809 and casemaker's initals P.B.T for P.B. Tavernier, case band, dial and movement signed
56 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Louis Tavernier (1754-1840) was the son of the renowned watchmaker Jean-Louis Tavernier and worked closely with Abraham-Louis Breguet.

For a comparable movement and discourse on the pivoted detent escapement of Louis Tavernier's pocket chronometer K+E/561 see The Time Museum Catalogue of Chronometers by Anthony G. Randall, p. 303, pl. 146.

For a note on the "sugar tong" compensation curb see lot 256 in this auction.
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