In Watches, by Cecil Clutton and George Daniels, [1965, p.77] the authors write: “a peculiarity of the wandering hour watches is that nearly, if not quite all, surviving English specimens have a royal attribution, such as a royal portrait." Interestingly in this Lübeck made watch, the practice of applying a monarch's portrait to the dial appears to be continued. For a detailed explanation of how the wandering hour dial works see: op. cit. pp. 76-77.
A similar piece by the same maker was sold at Christies, Geneva, November 2009, lot 351.
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