Gold and Enamel Watch with Lorgnettes


Anonymous    Swiss
Circa   1840
Dimensions   22 x 90 x 11  mm         

1 in stock


A rare combination of watch and folding lorgnettes in a diamond set gold and enamel case.  Rectangular keywind gilt bar movement with suspended going barrel.  Plain cock with polished steel regulator.  Plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring.  Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel.  Circular white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blue steel hands.   Gold engine turned and engraved case.  The front cover  decorated with translucent blue enamel over an engine turned ground, foliate decoration set with a large diamond and small diamonds around it.  Moving a small latch in the waisted section of the body releases the spectacles which spring out and unfold themselves at the bridge.  Presentation box cover in underpainted horn inlaid with brass stringing, purple velvet lining.

A fine example in excellent condition which has retained its original case.