Gold Quarter Repeating Cylinder by Recordon


Signed   Recordon  - late Emery  - London
Hallmarked London   1801
Diameter   53 mm         

1 in stock


An early 19th Century English dumb quarter repeating cylinder by Recordon in an engine turned gold open face case.  Unusual gilt movement, engraved suspended going barrel with polished steel stopwork.  All of the repeating train and two wheels of the going train under a single small engraved bridge.  Engraved sector shaped cock, blue steel regulator, plain three arm flat polished steel balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. Push pendant dumb quarter repeating striking on the case, unusually large steel hammer for the hours.  White enamel dial, Roman numerals, blue steel Breguet hands. Fine 18 carat gold engine turned open face case, engine turned bezels and back with a large vacant oval cartouche.  Wound and set through the sprung gilt cuvette which is also engraved with instructions for winding.  Small later shutter to the hand set aperture, maker’s mark "HD"

In excellent overall condition.  Of unusual design with many wheels, repeating mainspring and one hammer pivoted under one small bridge.  Recordon  was Breguet's agent in the early 19th Century and supplied watches to the Royal family.