The main frame and sub-frame assemblies and dial-plate are all numbered 460. There are no marks behind the dial. Another comparable presentation chronometer, McCabe No. 448, was exhibited at Aspreys, Exhibition of marine Chronometers, 1972, exhibit no. 45, sold with it's original invoice dated 1856.
The present chronometer is of an even grander design to No. 448, the engraving is of McCabe's best quality and the decoration virtually stands proud of the background. A carriage clock by McCabe with similar engraving is illustrated in Carriage and other travelling clocks by Derek Roberts, 1993, fig. 20-16 a,b,c & d.
The chronometer was presumably made to order as a diplomatic gift and used to curry favour with the Maharaja of Kashmir.