VISIBLE REPEATING TRAIN & ENAMEL MINIATURE Gold Antique Pocket Watch

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VISIBLE REPEATING TRAIN & ENAMEL MINIATURE Gold Antique Pocket Watch


ID: 184

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Beautiful quarter repeating by Brandt, Jeanrenaud et Robert.
Switzerland, circa 1810s.
The watch comes in 18k gold case, dust cover is gilt metal.
It's quite big, but rather thin, diameter is 60mm, weight is 109 grams.

The dial is made of solid gold and it's decorated with painted enamel miniature, probably depicting Orpheus - legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek mythology, playing his lyre.
Miniature is unusually shaped, it's beautifully preserved.

The quality is excellent.
Watch is quipped with cylider escapement, while most of watches were still verge that time. The movement is designed with traditional full plate way.
Unusually, the repeating train is not hidden under the dial, it's made visible from the side of the movement, under the dust cover.
Movement is beautifully gilt, all steel details are mirror polished.

Brandt, Jeanrenaud et Robert - are mentioned by Tardy as negotiants in watch industry, watchtraders, La Chaux de Fonds, 1812-1817.
The watches based on the same ebauches are equally found in watches by Meuron, which was reputable producer of complicated watches.





Condition
Enamel is beautifully preserved, immaculate condition.
The movement is in running condition, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Movement will benefits from cleaning / oiling.
The repeating functions correctly, gongs are clear and loud.

The only minor issue is back cover opening button. It's quite wore and requires some efforts to pull it.
Some wear to the case, minor dents.


Overall good collector's condition.


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