CONTINENTAL [ 歐洲大陸製] | AN UNUSUAL GOLD DOUBLE DIALLED CYLINDER WATCH WITH DATE, COMPASS, AND MULTIPLE TIME ZONES CIRCA 1790 [ 特別黃金雙錶盤懷錶備工字輪擒縱機芯、日期、指南針及不同時區顯示，年份約1790]
AN UNUSUAL GOLD DOUBLE DIALLED CYLINDER WATCH WITH DATE, COMPASS, AND MULTIPLE TIME ZONES
• Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge, flat three-arm balance
• Dials: front - with aperture for visible balance surrounded by four subsidiary time dials for Le Caire with Turkish numerals, Paris with Arabic numerals, Pondicheri with Roman numerals and Cayenne with Arabic numerals, two further subsidiary dials for seconds and date combined with regulation indication (lacking one hand) • back dial - with compass on a polychrome enamel painted seascape with a ship in full sail, the sun overhead, marked to the edge of the dial Septent, Orient, Midi, Occident
• Case: gold, double open faced, decoratively engraved bezels
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Movement running at time of cataloguing, all dials appear to be advancing.
Dial - front dial with small imperfection to base at lower right side, possibly start of a hairline. The polychrome enamel painted dial with three intersecting hairline cracks to the upper left side, one travelling down towards the lower right.
Case with some signs of polishing and a few light indentations. Two dust ring screws very loose.
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