Benjamin Gray, London, Movement No. RVN, 43 x 48 mm, 84 g, circa 1750
An extraordinary fob watch with auxiliary seconds
Case: gold, polished, case with sector bulge, five-piece hinge. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, serpent hands. Movm.: full plate movement in the similar shape of the case, keywind, firegilt, signed, applied pierced and florally engraved ornaments, chain/fusee, square baluster pillars, cylinder escapement, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved, pierced balance cock with mascaron, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Benjamin Gray (1676 - 1764)
Benjamin Gray is recorded as an eminent maker working in Pall Mall with his partner Justin Vulliamy. They were appointed clockmakers to the King. Today
Benjamin Gray's clocks are held by many private collections.
Source: "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" by G.H. Baillie, vol. I, Edinburgh/London 1947, p. 130.
Dial: very good, slightly chipped
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended