A GOLD OPEN-FACED QUARTER REPEATING WATCH
CIRCA 1820, NO. 860
• Movement: ruby cylinder escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, parachute suspension, repeating on a single steel gong
• Dial: engine-turned gold centre, white enamel chapter ring with outer five-minute divisions, Roman numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, signed Mugnier Horloger De L'Empereur et Roi
• Case: gold engine-turned case with reeded band, polished gold cuvette held by sliding button and with apertures for winding and regulation, signed and numbered Mugnier Horloger De L'Empereur et Roi, No. 860, indistinct case maker's marks, case numbered 2710
Accompanied by a chain, winding key and associated Desoutter retailer's presentation case.
The Sir David Salomons Collection
Vera Bryce Salomons
L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute, Jerusalem, inventory no. WA 12-70
George Daniels & Ohannes Markarian, Watches and Clocks in the Sir David Salomons Collection, 1980, pp. 178, fig. 106
Charles Mugnier is listed in Paris between 1812-1824 and as maker to the Napoleon and Louis XVIII. He was known to have copied Breguet's souscription watches.