Carley & Clemence, London
- Carley & Clemence, London
- A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL SILVER OPEN-FACED KEYLESS WATCH WITH ANNULAR TOURBILLON BY ANDREW TAYLOR
1903, NO. 51613
- diameter 59mm
• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, signed and numbered and with Admiralty broad arrow
• Case: plain silver, the back with Admiralty broad arrow, hallmarked London 1903 and with maker's mark C & Co in oval cameo for Carley & Clemence Ltd, bezel, cuvette, mid-case and case back all numbered 3
No. 51609 - hallmarked 1903, singed by Carley & Clemence, formerly in the George Daniels collection - sold, Sotheby's London, 6th November 2012, lot 111
No. 51612 - sequentially the number preceding the present watch, but signed by George Rossiter. Illustrated in Antiquarian Horology, Malcolm Gardner advertisement, No. 6, Vol. 6, March 1970, p. 329.
No. 51619 - signed by Carley & Clemence, residing at the British Museum. Illustrated in Anthony Randall and Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum, Vol. VI (1990). Mentioned in the Admiralty trials at the Royal Observatory in 1912
No. 51620 - mentioned in the Admiralty trials at the Royal Observatory in 1912
Carley & Clemence was a business partnership between George Carley and Josef Auguste Clemence and the firm supplied a variety of different watches to the Admiralty.