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Serial No. 51050
Serial No. 51050
Estimate  18,000 - 30,000 €
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Swiss, Le Locle

, Case No. 48245, 54 mm, 154 g, circa 1860

A decorative and heavy hunting case pocket watch with one-minute tourbillon and spring detent escapement for the Spanish market

Case: 18k gold, case maker's punch mark "AA". Ziffbl.: silver, engine-turned, applied, floral gold decoration. Movm.: bridge movement, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement according to Thomas Earnshaw, gold screw compensation balance.

The heavy, 18K case of this exquisitely executed "Chronomètre Tourbillon" is elaborately decorated with engine turned pattern; the delicate tourbillon cage and the elegant stripe pattern of the inside lid are but a few of the features that make this timepiece such an attractive, high-quality collector’s object.
This watch is illustrated and described in "Das Tourbillon" by Reinhard Meis, Laterna magica, Munich 1997, page 122.
Case: very good, slightly worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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