Keywind Lever in Rare Cabriolet Gold Case


Signed   Arnold Adams & Co  - London
Circa   1870
Diameter   60 mm         

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A large late 19th Century lever in a rare reversible cabriolet gold hunter pair case.  Keywind gilt bar movement with suspended going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator. compensation balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, polished steel escape wheel.  White enamel dial signed “BWCo”,  subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, decorative gilt hands.   Rare heavy 18 carat cabriolet case which can be used either as a full hunter or as an open face.  The inner gold case with florally engraved back and plain middle.  Wound and set through the signed gold cuvette, gold button in the pendant to open the back.  This can be used on its own or placed in the three section gold outer case with either the dial or back visible.  When the dial is shown the watch still appears to be a conventional open face watch with the engraved back depicting a Scottish hunting scene.  Alternatively with the florally engraved back of the inner visible the watch becomes a full hunter, the button in the pendant serving to open the front cover.

A rare watch of unusually large size which weighs 154 grams in total.