Lot No. 110 (91st Auction)
Jean Baptiste Dutertre à Paris, Movement No. 2572, 45 mm, 88 g, circa 1720

A decorative "à toc" quarter repeating verge pocket watch with "repoussé" decoration
Case: gold, florally engraved and chased bezel, the back cover with chased décor of summer flowers, repetition via pendant, large lateral hinge. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, Louis XVI hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, conical movement pillars, 2 hammers, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge.

Jean Baptiste Dutertre (1684-1734)
Jean Baptiste Dutertre was born on Nobember 6, 1684 in Rennes; his father was the clockmaker François Dutertre. He went to Paris around 1701 and apprenticed with Jean-Baptiste Le Noir. Dutertre worked in the Rue Harlay near the Quai des Orfèvres from 1712 on and soon gained a reputation as an excellent maker.
Together with Pierre le Roy Dutertre refined the duplex escapement; he also invented the Dutertre escapement for pendulum clocks, a recoil escapement used for double pendulum clocks. Jean Baptiste Dutertre died on July 22, 1734 in Paris at the age of 49.
Source:,_Jean_Baptiste_%281%29, as of 01/21/2015
Estimate  2,200 - 4,500 €

Price Realised  2,200 €
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