A LARGE AND HISTORICALLY INTERESTING 18ct. GOLD OPEN FACED CHRONOMETER POCKET WATCH
George Cowle, London, No.342, 1827, presented to Mahomed Ali, Pasha of Egypt in 1828.
gold dial with matted chapter ring applied with polished gold Eastern numerals, subsidiary seconds, engine turned centre, gold moon hands, gilt fusee movement signed George Cowle, London, No.342, with maintaining power, Earnshaw type chronometer escapement with spring foot detent, free sprung cut bimetallic balance with peripheral timing screws, blued steel helical balance spring, diamond endstone, gold cuvette inscribed A Tribute of Regard from Alexander Galloway to Mahomed Ali, Pasha of Egypt for his enlightened views and steady exertions in promoting Science, Art and Industry. The certain means of creating power, wealth and happiness for his country. London 1828, large case with raised relief anthemion decoration, foliate bow incorporating the crescent moon, casemaker's initials WM, London marks for 1828, diameter 63mm.