SKELETONIZED GOLD VERGE FUSEE Antique Pocket Watch

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SKELETONIZED GOLD VERGE FUSEE Antique Pocket Watch


ID: 173

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Rare skeletonized verge fusee pocket watch in golden case.
Diameter of the watch is 40mm, height without bow is 51 mm, weight is 56 grams.
Circa 1770s.

These skeletonized watches was introduced about 1760 by noted French watchmaker Jean Antoine Lepine. Most watches of this type are attributed to Lepine workshop, hovewer, it was performed by some other Parisian watchmakers. Mostly, such works featured glass back to show the beauty of the movement.

A. Chapuis, in his book "J.A. Lepine", writes that this type of movements appeared as answer to interest of the Royal Court to mechanical arts.
Dauphin, future king Louis XVI, passed numerous hours in the mechanical workshop, he equipped the real watchmaking workshop in Trianon palace.


Watch is finely made, with finely engraved movement, mirror polished steel parts, ruby endstone.




Condition
Watch appears to be in good condition.
The movement functions in any position, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Case is in good condition.
Dial has minor reparation near the winding hole, otherwise in good condition.
Original hands, mineral front and back crystals.
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