An early French ‘oignon’ verge, with a very clean movement and fine dial.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with a large engraved and finely pierced, balance bridge. Large silver regulator disk with beautifully pierced silver brackets.
Signed MACE A PARIS.
In fine condition, and running well.
DIAL : Beautiful gilt dial with blue & white enamel cartouche chapter ring, 5 minute markers and inner enamel chapter showing half hours. In very good unrestored condition, with just some damage at VI, and one of the small half hour markers at 4.
Very nice original early 18th century blued steel beetle & poker hands.
CASE : A gilt brass engraved case, in excellent condition with just some wear to the gilding. The stem and bow both appear to be original. The hinge is fine and the bezel closes nicely.
The high dome crystal is in good condition with just even light wear.
PROVENANCE : This watch was formerly in the collection of Georges Baptiste, antique dealer and former President of BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair).