Diamond Set Gold French Quarter Repeating Cylinder


Signed   Lechopie a Paris
Circa   1774
Diameter   39 mm         

1 in stock


A small 18th Century French dumb quarter repeating cylinder in a diamond set gold consular case.  Full plate gilt fusee movement.  Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with garnet endstone, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring.  Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator.  Polished steel cylinder, large brass escape wheel, jewelled pivots. Push pendant quarter repeating on small blocks in the case.  Wound through the signed white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals, the signature repeated again engraved on the dial plate edge.  Fine diamond set hands.  Fine three colour gold consular case set with diamonds.  On the back a scene of a couple in a formal garden framed in an oval diamond set border.  The two colour gold bezel with a row of diamonds opened by a small concealed pin at the edge.  Gold push pendant, diamond set gold bow.  Maker’s mark “XG” below a star in a rectangle.

In excellent overall condition apart from a little crazing to the dial at its lower edge.  A relatively early use of jewelling to the escape wheel pivots in a continental watch.  The mainspring is scratched with the name and date "Lanoy - Mars 1774".