Rare Skeletonised Quarter Repeating Cylinder


Anonymous    Swiss
Circa   1795
Diameter   59 mm         

1 in stock


An unusual late 18th Century Swiss skeletonised quarter repeating cylinder in a silver open face case.  Slim keywind skeletonised gilt movement with blue steel bridges with polished steel oil sinks visible through the dial.  Gold crossed out wheels for both going and repeat trains.  Gilt suspended going barrel pierced and engraved on the dial side to reveal the blue steel spring.  The blue steel spring for the repeating also visible under a blue steel bridge.  Crossed out gold motion work.  Polished steel bridge cock, polished steel  regulator below the plain three arm gold balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel.  Push pendant quarter repeating, visible polished steel repeating work above the plate.  Two polished steel hammers visible from the front striking two steel gongs under the dial.  White enamel ring dial, glazed centre in a gold bezel, Arabic numerals, blue steel Breguet hands. Engine turned silver open face case, wound and set through the sprung glazed cuvette with gilt metal bezel.

In excellent overall condition.  An unusual movement allowing the functioning of the repeat ro be observed.