Lot 10
  • 10

Richard Good & Son, Seaford, England

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 USD
Sold
33,750 USD
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Description

  • A TRIPLE-AXIS TOURBILLON CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE
    CIRCA 1979 NO 1
• the movement with six faceted pillars, massive spring indirect drive to the motion work, club tooth lever platform escapement with compensation balance, the whole assembly revolving in three planes, two of which take 60 seconds to complete one revolution and the third taking 40 seconds, this complicated movement achieved by the carriages being driven against fixed contrate wheels • 3¼-inch silvered chapter ring intersecting with the seconds dial above and set on a gilt surround signed Richard Good & Son, Seaford, Triple Tourbillon, Invenit et Fecit 1979, No. 1 • the molded case with shaped carrying handle, Greek key pattern engraving around the domed circular top glass, side pillars and door edges • with a wooden travelling case

Catalogue Note

The creation of this extraordinary clock was described and illustrated in The Horological Journal, April 1983, pp. 15-19. Seth Atwood, the owner of the Time Museum, was so impressed by the present lot that he commissioned Richard and Timothy Good to make an eight-day marine chronometer with triple-axis tourbillon for the Time Museum (see the previous lot). That piece was completed in 1981 and was on display until the museum closed.

It is believed that these are the only two examples of Triple Tourbillon timepieces made by Richard Good and his son Timothy.

For further information, see Randall, A., The Time Museum Catalogue of Chronometers, 1992, pp. 179-180.

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