Rare Tourbillion Four Glass Clock
Price : £9,800.00
Dimensions 205 x 150 x 135 mm
A rare late 19th Century striking clock with lever tourbillion platform in a four glass polished brass case. Large rectangular polished brass eight day movement with two going barrels. Steel hour and half-hour rack striking work visible on the back plate. Rare large rectangular tourbillion platform visible through a glazed aperture in the top of the case. Long polished steel carriage pivoted under a diagonal polished steel bridge. Compensation balance with freesprung spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Signed plain gilt dial with silvered mask. White enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals, the two winding squares below. Blue steel Breguet hands. Four glass polished brass case with bow fronted hinged glazed door, plain top with square aperture revealing the platform.
Signed Robin Fils - Echappement a Tourbillon
An interesting clock. The tourbillion was introduced to cancel out positional errors. Its use in a platform has no technical advantage but does allow the maker to display his skill