Gold cased repeating cylinder

Stock No. 1474

France, c1820
Gold case, 53.75 mm.
Cylinder escapement, quarter repeating

Price £1750

A large, impressive, good quality repeating French pocket watch, with a cylinder movement in a rose gold case.

MOVEMENT : Nice quality, gilded cylinder movement with engraved balance cock.

The hour/quarter repeating function is activated by pushing down the stem. The repeater strikes two gongs, with one chime for the hours and two for the quarters.

The movement is in good original condition and both watch and repeating functions are working well. There is a slide on the band of the case which disables the repeat.

DIAL : White enamel dial.
There is a tiny chip on the edge at 3, some light surface scratches and a tiny chip at the winding hole, but generally very good.

Unusual blued steel serpentine hands. The mineral crystal is good other than a few short light scratches.

CASE : Rose gold case stamped with a maker’s mark HL.B on the inside of the back and a French gold mark on the crown.
All hinges and catches are fine and both covers (and bezel) snap closed nicely.
The case is in good condition with no repairs and just one very light bruise on the lower edge of the back.