A1706

French Gold Quarter Repeating Lever

£2,900.00

Signed   Baily  - Rue de Richelieu a Paris
Circa   1820
Diameter   50 mm         

1 in stock

Description

An early 19th Century quarter repeating French lever in a gold engine turned open face case.  Keywind gilt bar movement with suspended going barrel.  Plain cock, garnet endstone in polished steel setting, polished steel regulator.  Plain three arm gold balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Early ratchet tooth escapement with right angle lever.  Push pendant quarter repeating on two square section polished steel gongs.  Fine white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blue steel Breguet hands. Substantial slim engine turned 18 carat open face case with engine turned middle.  Wound and set through the signed gilt metal cuvette.

In excellent overall condition.  French watches of this period normally have a cylinder rather than a lever escapement.