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Lot No. 140* (89th Auction)
Gregson, Hr. du Roy à Paris, Movement No. 1803, 54 mm, 122 g, circa 1800

A gentleman's very fine quarter repeating pocket watch "à toc" with cylinder escapement
Case: 18k gold, polished, signed and numbered movement protection cap, pusher for repetition via pendant. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, 2 hammers, chain/fusee, conical movement pillars, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge.

Jean Gregson
Jean-Pierre Gregson originally came from England. In 1776 he was appointed watchmaker to the king in Paris. He was one of the first watchmakers of his time to use the Lépine calibre. In 1787 Gregson founded a watch manufacture in Braille.
Source: Tardy "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, p. 272.
Estimate  4,500 - 5,500 €
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