25 November 1997
Barrauds'. An 18 carat gold pocket chronometer
Signed Barrauds', Cornhill, London, no. 2/541, 1823
The gilt brass chain fusee movement with free sprung bimetallic balance and mid range temperature compensation, blued steel helical spiral, diamond endstone with engraved cock, Earnshaw escapement with hanging spring detent, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel hands, large subsidiary seconds at XII, in plain gold paircase with Camerer Cuss watch paper, casemaker's mark WW, dial and movement signed
57 mm. diam.
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