J.W. BENSON, LONDON. A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS POCKET CHRONOMETER WITH UP-AND-DOWN 1890, NO. 52110

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Lot №: 91104
Estimate: $6,989 - 6,989
06 July 2017
Sold price
$8,736

Description

Movement: gilded frosted half-plate movement, spring detent escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, blued steel helical spring, fusee and chain, signed J. W. Benson, 25 Old Bond Street, London, Special Warrants to H.M. the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, no. 52110
Dial: Willis white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, two sunken subsidiary dials for seconds and state of wind, blued steel hands, signed J. W. Benson, London
Case: plain polished case with stepped bezels, the cover with monogram HB, pusher to inner bezel below 4 o'clock for hand setting and disengagement of winding mechanism when cover closed, plain polished gold cuvette, covers, cuvette, pendant and bow hallmarked for 18ct gold, date letter for London 1890, covers and cuvette with maker's mark E.W. in rectangular cameo for Edgar Wilkins
diameter 52mm