An very unusual verge, with 3 functions on the dial, and stopwatch mechanism, in a rose gold case.
MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement, with finely engraved and pierced balance cock and 4 round pillars. Boseley type regulator. Signed (Thos. Hardy, NOTTINGHAM) and numbered (1003).
The lever on the side of the dial (at 4) stops and restarts the movement.
All in good original condition and running well. Both stop/start function and calendar are also complete and working.
DIAL : The unusual and beautifully laid out white enamel dial is in very good condition, with no repairs and just one very light hairline running from the edge at the catch towards the centre. There is one tiny flake on the edge near the calendar dial.
CASE : 18ct rose gold, with London hallmarks for 1809. Engraved bezel and band, and engine turned back.
The hinges are both fine and the bezel closes correctly. The button on the pendant releases the bezel catch, but the small spring is absent which should spring open the bezel. There are a few light bruises around the edge of the back, and the engine turning is quite worn, but otherwise the case is fine.
The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition.
Thomas Hardy is listed in Nottingham from 1about 1770 until 1810.