Moyse Gevril Fils Le Locle / Frères Petit à Paris, Case No. 263, 50 mm, 106 g, circa 1788
A gentleman's technically outstanding automatic pocket watch with full calendar and early oscillating weight winding movement Case: 18k pink gold, polished, fluted bezel, case maker's punch mark "DFML", lever to stop the centre seconds, large lateral hinge. Dial: enamel, eccentric hour indicator with Roman numerals, centre seconds, subsidiary chapter ring indicating the weekdays and the date, subsidiary chapter ring indicating the months with the numbers of days, power reserve indicator, signed, gold hands. Movm.: oscillating weight winding movement, firegilt, frosted, signed, cylinder escapement.
This watch is illustrated and described in: "Taschenuhren" by Reinhard Meis, edition 4, 1990, p. 139. Similar watches are illustrated and described in: "The Self-Winding Watch - 18th-21st Century" by Jean-Claude Sabrier, Paris 2011, p. 160-191.
Estimate 16,500 - 20,000 €
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