P. Orr & Sons, Madras / Robert Theurer & Fils, Chaux-de-Fonds & Wien, Movement No. 3615, Case No. 3615 3474, 50 mm, 117 g, circa 1870
An extremely rare splendour hunting case pocket watch with cover wind mechanism for the Indian market Case: 18k gold, lavishly engraved and chased, inlaid enamel decoration in blue, black and white. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, gold screw compensation balance.
Winding the watch through the lid is a mechanism that uses the energy released by closing the front lid – one could call this a very early type of "automatic" winding system.
Estimate 2,500 - 5,000 €
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