G(eorg)e Achard et Fils à Genève, 22 x 32 x 9 mm, 19 g, circa 1800
An extraordinary, half pearl and diamond-set quarter repeating ring watch with visible diamond-set balance - with original box Case: 18k pink gold, rectangular-shaped case with cut corners, the bezel set with half pearls, diamonds and gold pearls, slide for repeating mechanism, push back with apertures for winding and hand-set, reeded shank with triangular-shaped half pearl-set shoulders. Dial: enamel, eccentric dial with Arabic numerals, signed, blued Breguet hands. Upper part with a polished disc with four curved diamond-set arms illustrating a visible balance. Movm.: rectangular-shaped movement, frosted, gilt, 2 hammers, 1 bell, 2 barrels for going and striking train, cylinder escapement.
This is one of five known quarter repeating ring watches.
Achard & Fils Achard & Fils was a watch manufacturer based in Geneva. The company was founded in 1796 by George Achard under the name Achard & Cie. Later the company changed its name to Achard & Fils. Achard & Fils was well known for its enamelled watches. The company ceased to exist in the 19th century.
Estimate 40,000 - 45,000 €
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