MOVEMENT : This early verge movement is signed ‘Carre, London’. Beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock, regulator plate and large square pillars. It is in good condition and is running well. The watch and calendar function are fully working.
DIAL : Wonderful silver champleve dial, signed, with calendar aperture and in excellent condition. Blued steel backing disk behind the pierced centre. 38.5 mm in diameter. Gold coloured fancy hands.
INNER CASE : Silver. Diameter 46 mm. No hallmarks but maker’s mark TP below a crown. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The silver is in reasonable condition, though with a few bruises on the back and around the hinge. The stem has been reattached and may be a replacement. The high dome crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : Silver and enamel. Diameter 53.5 mm. No maker’s marks. The silver is in very good condition. The hinge, catch and button are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The enamel inset has a few small chips on the left hand edge, some small hairlines at the top, and has wear to the centre. But no repairs.
There are a number of makers of this name listed in France during the early 18th century and this watch was probably made in France, by one of these.