A Swiss gold quarter repeating watch, with a verge escapement, in a multi coloured gold case, set with pearls, gems and green enamel. All in very good condition.
MOVEMENT : A gilt movement with verge escapement, quarter repeating with two polished steel hammers striking on a steel bell on the inside of the case. Nicely pierced balance bridge.
Signed “Moricand & Comp” and numbered “4939”.
The quarter repeating function is activated by pushing down the stem. Striking once for each hour and then twice for each quarter.
The movement is in excellent condition, and is running well. The repeat function is striking correctly.
DIAL : Signed white enamel dial.
In good condition with just a flake at the winding aperture
Matching pearl set hands. Good condition with no pearls missing.
CASE : The case is made from rose and yellow gold, with pearls set into the bezel and the border on the back. Inside this border is a green guilloche enamel ring, with a pearl and gem decorated centre. Gold marks on the stem. The steel bell is screwed to the inside of the case.
The case is in very good condition, with very little wear to the gold, and no pearls, gems or enamel missing. Both hinges are fine and the case snaps shut correctly. The bull’s eye high dome crystal is fine.
Moricand and Company are listed in Geneva from about 1790.