This is a very unusual quarter repeating verge movement, with calendar function, in a beautiful silver repousse pair case.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with pierced and engraved balance cock and ruby coloured endstone. Signed “Degros, London’. Quarter dumb repeating, calendar movement. The watch movement runs well and both repeating and calendar functions are complete and working, though the repeat occasional misses a strike. The repeating hammers strike the sides of the case (dumb repeating) and also vibrate the ‘tough piece’ on the side of the case.
DIAL : 37.25 mm. Lovely white enamel dial, in excellent condition with no hairlines, chips or repairs. Very unusual layout of minute, hour and calendar chapter rings.
INNER CASE : 43 mm, silver, hallmarks for London, 1767. A reasonable fit but not the original case for the movement (there is a second unused winding aperture). The area around the hinge has been repaired and the case doesn’t snap shut.
OUTER CASE : 49.25 mm, silver. The hinge, catch and catch button are fine and the case closes nicely. A little wear to the high points, and one tiny hole but no repairs.
CHATELAINE : 140 mm, silver plated. Nice condition.