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François-Louis Godon
 
Lot No. 60
A heavy pink gold coach watch with full calendar, moon phase and moon age
Estimate  33,000 - 40,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
Product Details
CASE
18k pink gold, polished, case maker's punch mark "AHK", charge mark Henri Clavel (1783-1789), Parisian guild punch mark "A" for 1789-1790, movement protection cap.
very good.
DIAL
enamel.
very good.
MOVEMENT
full plate movement, chain/fusee, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.
very good, capable of running.
DIMENSIONS
78 mm
CIRCA
1789
WEIGHT
318 g
ORIGIN
French
Product Description

The white enamel dial with Arabic numerals features three subsidiary dials for date, day of the week and month. An aperture at 12 o’clock reveals the moon phase with the moon and gold stars exquisitely painted on a blue enamel disc; the moon age is displayed along the upper edge of the opening. The dial is signed by the maker oft he watch F. L. Godon, Ro. de Camara de S.M.C..
In his Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français (1971, vol.1, p. 263) Tardy notes that François-Louis Godon became a master in 1787 and worked at Rue de Valois-St-Honoré from 1789 to 1790.
Godon was maker to the King of Spain. He signed his watches "F. L. Godon, Ro. de Camara de S.M.C." ("Watchmaker to His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain").

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