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Lot No. 227
Estimate  5,000 - 7,000 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

Graham London, 54 mm, 127 g

, circa 1730

An extremely rare verge pocket watch with retrograde digital hours

Case: outer case - bronze, covered with tortoiseshell, inlaid gold strands, revolving scene with banner: "Sil heure passe nous la passon aussi" ("Time passes and we are savouring it"). Inner case - brass, gilt, polished. Dial: retrograde window for gilt florally engraved disc with round aperture for Roman hours, retrograde silvered minutes over a fine polychrome enamel painting depicting two lovers and banner: "Proffittons du temps l'heure passe" ("We savour the passing time"). Movm.: full plate movement, frosted, gilt, decorated, chain/fusee, pierced movement pillars, three-armed steel balance, large florally engraved and pierced balance cock.
Case: very good, worn, later
Dial: very good, slightly chipped
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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