London, South Kensington
26 June 2002
AN 18ct. GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS POCKET CHRONOMETER
Swiss, circa 1890.
nickel finished fusee movement jewelled to the centre, Earnshaw's escapement with pivoted detent, blued helical hairspring with bimetallic compensation balance, chatons secured by screws, cuvette inscribed Chronometer Isochrone white enamel dial later signed Dent, London, with Roman numerals, gold hands, subsidiary seconds, engine turned case, diameter 55mm.
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