London, South Kensington
22 November 2000
A RARE EARLY SILVER PAIR CASED PRE-HAIRSPRING VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH ALARM
Charles Champion A Paris, circa 1675.
silver champleve dial with Roman numerals, half hour markers, single blued steel hand, alarm disc with Arabic numerals and blued steel pointer, engraved foliate centre, gilt fusee movement formerly gut now with chain, turned baluster pillars, steel alarm train with pierced brass spring barrel, pierced foliate balance cock with small irregular foot, steel flat-rim balance without hairspring, setup with finely pierced and chased blued steel feet, inner case with finely pierced and chased band, outer case drilled for pinwork (now overlaid with fishskin), diameter 50mm.
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