Gontard & Cie. à Paris, Movement No. 1510, Case No. 1510, 53 mm, 114 g, circa 1860
A gentleman's very fine and rare gold enamel pocket watch with duplex escapement and 15-day power reserve indicator - for the Chinese market Case: gold enamel, back cover with very fine miniature painting of a bouquet of summer flowers on a blue ground. Ziffbl.: silver, engine-turned and engraved, applied floral gold decoration, inlaid radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: covered movement, keywind, florally hand-engraved, frosted, gilt, signed, winding indication sector calibrated for 15 days on the barrel cover driven directly from the pinion mounted on the winding arbor, duplex escapement.
Lit.: Tardy, "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, page 265.
Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 €
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