AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
UNSIGNED, RETAILED BY MARCKS & CO LTD, BOMBAY & POONA, CIRCA 1890
SWISS. AN 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL MINUTE REPEATING CHONOGRAPH HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH JACQUEMARTS AND CONCEALED ENAMEL PORTRAIT, MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET
Unsigned, Retailed by Marcks & Co Ltd, Bombay & Poona, circa 1890
With gilt-finished lever movement, mono-metallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two steel gongs, under cuvette with a finely painted enamel portrait of an Indian Maharaja, sumptuously dressed in traditional costume, inner time dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, middle ring with raised enamelled horses and jockeys, the riders' arms realistically hitting the bell in time to the minute repeating mechanism, outer chapter ring calculating the minutes, in plain hunter case, dial signed by retailer
55 mm. diam.