FRENCH. AN 18K GOLD OPENFACE DUAL TIME TWO TRAIN CENTRE SECONDS WATCH WITH EARLY KEYWOUND LEVER MOVEMENT, MADE FOR THE SPANISH MARKET

Lot №: 42204
Estimate: $3,349 - 3,907
15 November 2000
Sold price
$3,935

Description

French. An 18K gold openface dual time two train centre seconds watch with early keywound lever movement, made for the Spanish MarketSigned French, London, circa 1880 The gilt-finished lever movement with two going barrels, three arm steel balance with steel screws, parachute on the top pivot, blued steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator, the engine-turned gold cuvette with engraved hunting scene, the gilt dial with engraved floral decoration, two eccentric dials for the two time zones, one with Arabic and one with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, sweep centre seconds, the case with finely chased and engraved floral decoration in high relief to the bezel, rim, band, pendant and bow, the engine-turned back with finely engraved floral and scroll decoration, cuvette signed51 mm. diam.