Beautiful Swiss watch from 1820-1830.
This watch in the fashion of this time, with complex rocaille forms, richly decorated by turquoise, half-pearls and black enamel. It's thin, thickness is below 8mm and movement should be just about 3-4mm thick - of this time. Similar watches were made by other top-level Geneva based watchmaker and are widely presented in world-best museum collections.
The watch is in the nice condition. Engraved sterling silver dial seems to be without defects. Hours painting is partly restored. Solid 18k gold case is closing and opens as it should. Original Breguet hands. Gilt movement with cylinder escapement is in good running condition. Watch measures 36mm width and 42 mm height without bow.
Jean-Francois Bautte (1772-1837). He was a peuple of J.D. Moulinier and made his first watch at 19 years old. With years he built one of the most successful watchmaking business of his time. Paying great attention to the visual appearance of the watches, he was managed to make Swiss watches of the quality seen before only in Paris and London. He organized trading with Ottoman empire and China and became known all over the world, making finest watches. With years the J.F. Bautte company changed lot of owners, and now it's name is Girard Perregaux.
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