Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Recordon. An unusual and rare 18K gold openface keywound cylinder watch with thermometer
Signed Recordon, Paris, No. 15777, circa 1830
With gilt-finished cylinder movement, plain three arm steel balance, blued steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator, gold cuvette, the silvered engine-turned dial with Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, blued steel moon-style hands, fan-shaped aperture calibrated for degrees in Celsius ranging from minus 10 to plus 40 and inscribed Froid (cold) and Chaud (hot), subsidiary seconds, in engine-turned case with back centred by a small circular cartouche, balance stopped by a sliding lever in the band, case numbered, cuvette signed
54 mm. diam.
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