Hotel Richemond, Geneva
16 May 2005
Du Bois & Fils. An 18K gold openface dead centre seconds watch with mock pendulum and slow beat Pouzait lever escapement
Signed Du Bois & Fils, no. 18449, circa 1800
With full plate gilt-finished movement, the Pouzait type lever escapement with large balance, chain fusée, the white enamel dial with outer five minute divisions, central dead seconds, small hour dial with Arabic numerals, mock pendulum visible through a glazed aperture, in circular case, seconds start/stop lever in the band, dial and movement signed
55 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is described and illustrated in The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, pp. 208-209.
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