MOVEMENT : Verge movement, signed and numbered (403). A few scratches on the top plate but running, though a little fast (gains about 5 minutes per hour).
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 37.5 mm in diameter. There are some light hairlines, small chips around the winding hole and a larger chip at 12. Nice gold coloured beetle and poker style hands.
CASE : The silver case is 44 mm in diameter (excluding pendant etc.) and is in good condition throughout. The stem has marks which I believe are French silver marks. The high dome crystal has a small chip on the bezel at 1 o’clock.
Both hinges are fine and both covers (back and bezel) snap closed nicely.
Hippolyte Lapret is listed in Paris between 1786 and 1789.