Gold Swiss Lever with Decorative Movement


Signed   Baldwin    London
Circa   1860
Diameter   53 mm         

1 in stock


A mid 19th Century engraved Swiss lever in a decorative gold open face case.  Richly engraved keywind bar movement, two colour gilding, engraved suspended going barrel.  Engraved cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, the lever with an unusual gold counterpoise with arrow heads. Escape and lever pivots with endstones in gold settings.  White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel Breguet hands.  Fine slim engraved 18 carat open face case.  The bezels engraved in a geometric pattern, the back with a scene of colonnades and house with a boat on a lake in the background. Unusual broad engine turned bands under both bezels.  Wound and set through the richly engraved gold cuvette signed for the retailer.  Engraved gold pendant and plain bow, faux English marks and maker’s mark “SB” in a shield.

An unusual and attractive watch in excellent overall condition.  Probably made for the American market.