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Duchemin à Paris
A FINE AND LARGE SILVER WATCH WITH TWIN BARRELS, PIVOTED DETENT ESCAPEMENT AND J. R. ARNOLD-TYPE BALANCE  CIRCA 1830, NO.342
Movement: gilt-brass, pivoted detent chronometer escapement, straight linear balance the ends with timing screws set adjacently to one another in the manner of John Roger Arnold's 'U+O' balance of 1821, blued steel helical spring, plain polished silver cuvette with apertures for winding each barrel
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, subsidiary seconds (lacking hand), blued steel moon hands, signed and numbered Duchemin à Paris, No.342
Case: silver, plain polished, large ring pendant, with maker's mark FV for François-Jean Veyrat beneath a wheel within a losenge-shaped cartouche, numbered 3539 
diameter 76mm
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Catalogue Note

François-Jean Veyrat, Paris (1819-1834) was a watch casemaker who entered five different marks for precious and plated metals and was in business between 1817 and 1834.

A double barrel pivoted detent by Duchemin, Paris, is recorded in Tony Mercer, Chronometer Makers of the World, p. 132, 1991.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva