Keywind Lever in Rare Cabriolet Gold Case
Price : £2,450.00
Diameter 55 mm
A late 19th Century lever in a rare reversible cabriolet gold hunter pair case. Gilt three quarter plate keywind movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, plain three arm blue steel balance with gilt timing screws, blue steel spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, polished steel escape wheel. Signed white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, gilt hands. Rare 18 carat cabriolet case which can be used either as a full hunter or as an open face. The inner gold case with florally engraved back and engine turned middle. Wound and set through the gold cuvette, gold button in the pendant to open the back. This can be used on its own or placed in the three section gold outer case with either the dial or back visible. When the dial is shown the watch still appears to be a conventional open face watch with the engraved back depicting a scene of a young girl and dog. Alternatively with the florally engraved back of the inner visible the watch becomes a full hunter, the button in the pendant serving to open the front cover.
Signed Robert Roskell London Improved skeleton lever