A mid 19th Century Swiss cylinder watch in a fine gold mounted tortoiseshell purse. Keywind gilt bar movement with suspended going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. Small white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, the twelve in red, blue steel hands. Fine tortoiseshell case in the form of a rectangular purse. Gold hinge and clip. Gold bezel to the dial with a border of small dots of inlaid mother of pearl. Quatrafoil inlaid pierced gold decoration surrounding. Two further bands of inlaid gold wire and mother of pearl dots decorate purse. The back plain apart from a vacant inlaid gold shield shaped cartouche. Inside the purse is divided into four purple lined section, one secured by a gild metal clip. Circular cover to the movement with a turnbuckle covering the winding and set apertures.