A 19th Century English Independent centre seconds lever made by Nicole Nielsen in a gold open face case. Gilt three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Nicole's patent winding work with extra wheel to wind the Independent seconds train. Engraved cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. English table roller lever escapement, escape and lever pivots with endstones. Signed and numbered white enamel dial with seconds beating Independent centre seconds, continuous subsidiary seconds. Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Substantial plain 18 carat open face case, clip on back with engraved monogram. Maker's mark “AN” in an oval and number corresponding to that on the movement. Small slide in the band to operate the Independent seconds, the hand beating seconds. Turning the crown in one direction winds the going train and the other winds the seconds train. Velvet lined morocco presentation case.