Henry Lewis, 172 New Bond St., London, Movement No. 10017, Case No. 10017, 48 mm, 114 g, circa 1887
A fine, heavy minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with full calendar formally belonging to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Robert Peel Case: 18k gold, polished, the front cover with a polychrome enamelled noble family crest and banner: "Industria", the motto of Sir Robert Peel, case maker punch mark "EN" (Emil Nielsen partner in Nicole, Nielsen & Co., entered 6 August 1878), slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, subsidiary dials for indications of the weekday, date and month, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, screwed gold chatons, English lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, fine florally engraved balance cock, index spring fine adjusting device.
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (1788 – 1850) A British Conservative statesman, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835, and also from 30 August 1841 to 29 June 1846. While home secretary, Peel helped create the modern concept of the police force, leading to a new type of officer known as "bobbies" (in England) and "peelers" (in Northern Ireland), his personal namesakes. As prime minister, Peel issued the Tamworth Manifesto (1834) during his brief first period in office, leading to the formation of the Conservative Party out of the shattered Tory Party; in his second administration he repealed the Corn Laws. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Peel, as of 03/05/2014.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 €
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