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Barrauds', London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED HALF QUARTER REPEATING RUBY CYLINDER WATCH 1820, NO. 2/1000
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Barrauds', London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED HALF QUARTER REPEATING RUBY CYLINDER WATCH 1820, NO. 2/1000
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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Barrauds', London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED HALF QUARTER REPEATING RUBY CYLINDER WATCH 1820, NO. 2/1000
Movement: gilded full plate, ruby cylinder escapement, plain balance cock, plain flat four-arm balance, ruby endstone, silver regulator scale, mainspring set-up on barrel bridge, repeating on coiled gongs, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Barrauds', London, 2/1000
Dial: gold, chapter ring with stippled finish, polished Roman numerals, outer pearled minute ring, engine-turned subsidiary seconds with Arabic numerals, gold beetle and poker hands, engine-turned centre
Cases: plain gold inner, the back with winding aperture, plunge pendant • outer case with engine-turned back and with central monogrammed cartouche, milled bezels, both cases hallmarked 1820 and with case maker's mark WW incuse for William Wickes, inner case numbered 1000
diameter of outer case 56 mm, inner case 50 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 364, pl. 235

Catalogue Note

Although ‘single cased’ watches had become well established by 1820, the English preference for a substantial watch persisted, and there remained a demand for the more traditional pair cased watch. However, the use of the cylinder escapement and the incorporation of gongs rather than bells in repeating watches had achieved a reduction in movement height, and consequently case depth.

Paul Philip Barraud was born in London on 5th December, 1752. He was admitted to the Clockmakers’ Company in 1796 and elected Master in 1810 and 1811. With the help of George Jamison and William Howells, he was able to offer a simplified version of Mudge’s chronometers Green and Blue, to the Admiralty at a price of 90 Guineas.

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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London