Stock No. : 0487
Brest, France, 1771
MOVEMENT : The gilded verge fusee movement is signed and numbered (610). It is running very well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 32 mm in diameter. It has no repairs but a few very light short hairlines around the edge, mostly near 50. Very nice old gold hands.
CASE : Diameter 38.5 mm. Nice little case in two colours of gold, rose and yellow, with some silver highlights. No gold marks but tested as high carat gold. There is a maker’s mark (a crown over FS) and a case serial number (2210). The stem is also marked (L3).
The gold case is in excellent condition. The only damage is to the catch button which is very slightly dented. Hardly any wear and no repairs. The hinges and catches are fine. The crystal has a tiny flake, on the edge at 11.
Loomes lists Lansquenay in Brest in 1771 (just right for this watch). This maker installed LeRoy’s and Berthoud’s time-pieces for De Borda’s voyages.