Carpenter. A Rare Oversized Gilt Pair Case Verge Regulator-Style Pocket Watch with Jump Fifth Seconds, Lunar Calendar and Start/Stop Mechanism
Signed William Carpenter, London, No. 2802, Late 18th Century
Full plate gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, three arm balance wheel, pierced and engraved balance cock, silvered regulator disc, round pilasters, ruby end stone, metal dust cover, white enamel dial, single hand hour dial with Roman numerals at the 12 position, large central hand for minutes, outer calibrated minute track, two large subsidiary dials for constant seconds and lunar calendar with painted phases of the moon, smaller subsidiary dial for jump fifth seconds, all with gilt hands, start/stop lever in the band, polished circular inner case with white enamel portrait of a woman on a brown background, blue and white enamel and gilt frame, outer case with multi-chrome enamel portrait of a woman to the back with similar blue and white enamel and gilt frame surround, engraved rims, sculpted bow, cuvette and movement signed and numbered
Outer case 78mm diam., inner case 33.5mm diam.