Silver French Verge Alarm Watch


Signed   Berthoud Freres   a Paris
Circa   1820
Diameter   57 mm         

1 in stock


A 19th Century French verge alarm in a silver open face case.  Full plate gilt keywind fusee movement, plain cock with garnet endstone, polished steel regulator.  Plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Alarm train with small resting barrel, single polished steel hammer striking a bell.  Winding through the white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, blue steel hands, gilt alarm hand.  Engine turned silver gilt open face case with ribbed middle, flat crown to allow the alarm to be set.  Opening the back cover reveals the engraved and pierced inner dome to allow the bell to be heard clearly.