Gold Quarter Repeating Cylinder by Recordon


Signed   Recordon
Circa   1810
Diameter   55 mm         

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A fine early 19th Century quarter repeating cylinder by Recordon in an engine turned gold open face case.  Full plate gilt keywind fusee movement.  Harrison’s maintaining power. Plain cock with diamond endstone, polished steel regulator, plain three arm gold balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. Push pendant quarter repeating on two polished steel gongs.  Fine white enamel dial with offset subsidiary seconds unusually not marked with numerals, Roman hour numerals, fine blue steel Breguet hands. Substantial engine turned 18 carat red gold open face case with ribbed middle.  Gold push pendant, locking slide in the band, signed gilt cuvette, maker’s mark “PHP”

In excellent overall condition.  Although of continental manufacture the style of the movement indicates it was intended for the English market.  The case is also of heavier gauge than commonly found Swiss or French repeaters of the period.  Recordon  was Breguet's agent in the early 19th Century and supplied watches to the Royal family.