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165

Blondeau à Paris

A GOLD JUMP HOUR CALENDAR WATCH CIRCA 1820, NO. 1098

No reserve

Reserves

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Blondeau à Paris

Blondeau à Paris

A GOLD JUMP HOUR CALENDAR WATCH CIRCA 1820, NO. 1098

A GOLD JUMP HOUR CALENDAR WATCH CIRCA 1820, NO. 1098

No reserve

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

2,016

GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Blondeau à Paris

A GOLD JUMP HOUR CALENDAR WATCH

CIRCA 1820, NO. 1098


Movement: gilded, cylinder escapement, plain gold three-arm balance, standing barrel

Dial: silver guilloché with contrasting engine-turned finishes, aperture for jump hours, eccentric silvered minute ring, three subsidiary dials for seconds, day and date, blued steel hands

Case: gold, engine-turned back and band, gold pendant and bow, polished gold cuvette signed and numbered Blondeau, Hger Bdu Roi, Rue de la Paix no. 19, à Paris, No. 1098, inside case back and cuvette further numbered 16346, indistinct maker's mark

diameter 52mm

Movement: not running, balance seems sticky probably indicating that it has seized up due to old oil. The watch is winding smoothly, minute hand adjusting well and hours jumping fine, the day changing around midnight and the day at around 12.30am. Some scratching to the plates and small area of slight rippling around a slot to the barrel cover at its edge. 


Dial: has been refreshed in the past, some patchy scuffing but engine turned decorative scheme in good overall condition. 


Case: engine turning in good condition, case maker's mark to inside back is difficult to read as slightly rubbed. No French control marks to inside of case or cuvette.


Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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