16 November 2009
James McCabe. A fine and large 18K pink gold openface quarter repeating keywound pocket chronometer
Signed Jas. McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, No. 8315, stamped with London date letter for 1816
Gilt-finished full plate movement, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement, bimetallic Z balance with compensation weights, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, blued steel helical spring with diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, quarter repeating on two gongs, gold cuvette with engraved coat-of-arms and motto Labor Omnia Vincit (work conquers all), engine-turned gold dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, engine-turned large circular case, ribbed band, pendant and bow, repeating through the pendant, case and cuvette stamped with casemaker's initials LC, London date letter for 1816 and numbered, movement signed and numbered
56 mm. diam.
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With matching key and fitted presentation box.
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