75
75
Gréppin à Paris
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME CIRCA 1790, NO. 1 -785
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 28,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
75
Gréppin à Paris
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME CIRCA 1790, NO. 1 -785
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 28,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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Gréppin à Paris
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME CIRCA 1790, NO. 1 -785
Movement: gilded full plate, pin lever escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed Gréppin à Paris, No. 1re 785
Dial: white enamel, the centre with Roman numerals divided into 24 for equation hours, the upper half with pink Roman numerals, the lower in black, steel ring with equation minutes, outer white enamel chapter ring calibrated for longitudinal hours and minutes, gold hands for equation hours and minutes, steel hands for longitudinal hours and minutes
Case: pink gold, the back with sprung shutter for winding aperture, numbered beneath shutter spring 387 7 and with indistinct maker's mark
diameter 53.5mm
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Catalogue Note

A Francois Henri Grepin is listed working in Paris in the late 18th century as a Master between 1776-1789 in G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Third Edition, 1951

Of particular note on this astronomical watch is the inclusion of equation of time. 

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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London