Very nice verge fusee French oignon watch from early of XVIII century.
It's big and thick watch, diameter is 57mm, thickness 33mm, weight is 157 grams.
Beautiful white enamel dial with convex places for hours..
Big balance bridge is very attractive, it's beautifully decorated with chimeras and floral ornament.
Movement has typical early XVIII construction, with square baluster pillars, fusee with 9 turns, lack of escapement adjustments.
Watch is signed by Targe a Paris.
Tardy notes Jean Baptiste Targe
in Paris as reputable watchmaker, Master in 1718, member of Jury in 1738-1842.
The watch, constructed as typical big Louis XIV onion, should be produced in very beginning of his career, as in 1720s watches became lot smaller.
Watch appears to be in quite nice condition.
Dial is in rare good condition with very few minor defects.
Beautiful original hands.
Movement is running in every position, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
The plain silver case appears to be in ok condition with minor defects.
Not for sale