Paris Cylinder with Digital Minutes, Jump Hour

Stock No. 1775

Le Roy
Paris, c1820
Silver case, 47.5 mm.
Cylinder escapement, jump hour, digital minutes dial

Price £1900

A very rare and stylish French cylinder with unusual digital minute display and jump hour dial, by an important Paris maker. In an exceptionally thin silver case, and all in fine condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilt cylinder escapement, with three arm gold compensated balance wheel and blued steel regulator index. Blued steel screws.

In excellent, clean condition, and running well.

DIAL : Signed silver engine turned dial, with apertures showing hours and digital minutes.

In very good condition, with just some very light fine scratches.

CASE : A very thin (7.1 mm. including crystal) silver case, engine turned to the back and plain yellow metal bezel, stem and bow. Snap on back.

Again in excellent condition, with the engine turned engraving still crisp with no wear. The crystal is good, with just a couple of light rubs.

The watch is accompanied by a gold chain and key, both in good condition. The chain tests as 9 ct. gold.