Late 18thc. Swiss calendar verge

Stock No. 1864

Swiss, c1780
Silver case, 56.5 mm.
Verge escapement, calendar dial


A quite large and unusual late 18th century Continental watch with verge escapement and unusual calendar dial.

MOVEMENT : A gilt movement with verge escapement. Nicely pierced balance bridge and large silvered regulator disk.


The movement is in good condition, with just some scratches around the pillar tops. Running well. The calendar functions correctly.

DIAL : Enamel dial set into engraved a silver backing, with inset enamel subsidiary dial for the date. Also a small inset coloured enamel plaque, showing a lake scene.

Blued steel Breguet type hands.

The silver is in good condition. The calendar dial has a hairline across the top. The main dial is good and the plaque has chips to the left hand edge.

CASE : Silver with an engraved decorative gilt ring set into the bezel. No maker’s mark or other marks.

The case is in good condition, with just one small bruise on the edge of the back. One of the two catch studs, used to prise the case open, is loose but attached securely. The crystal is fine.

The hinges are good and the cover closes correctly. The stem and bow are fine and are original.