Beautiful silver verge oignon watch from 1720s, French Regency period.
Diameter is 54mm, height without bow is 70 mm, thickness is 30mm.
Made in very definite Regency style.
Movement is very nice - it features silver balance bridge, fancy pillars with silver elements.
Beautifully pierced and engraved silver case.
The early repeating complication strikes with two hammers to the bell.
Watch case is equipped with button with prevents the watch from striking.
Movement is signed by Iosue Panier in Paris.
Tardy in his "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français" mention Josue Panier in Paris, received Master degree in 1703.
According classical book "La Montre Française" by Chapiro, such Regency watches are quite rare, because they were producing in relatively short period, from 1720 to 1730.
Watch appears to be in ok condition.
The movement functions in any position, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
The repeating functions as it should, though occasionally miss the last strike for second quart (striking 3 times for two quarts).
Otherwise functions correclty.
Case is very nice. It has minor reparation to the side, please look photos and video.
The dial seems to be repaired, but in very professional manner.
Watch comes with nice period key, probably original - quite rare.