Carrilon Repeating (triple gong) Verge Fusee Repeater

A rare verge fusee repeater with triple hammer/gong repeating mechanism named ‘carrilon’ instead of the already complicated two hammer/gong system. Royal sized French pocket watch made in around 1800. Scroll down to read more about this repeater.

 

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Description

The white enamel dial with black Arabic hour indication looks great with two small flaws beneath the edge of the front lid, not visible with the front lid closed.
Stunning set of original golden waved ‘spades’ hands.
Note that the original bulls-eye glass has some damage on the sides.

The strong solid silver case has been gilded which shows a little wear. Silver French hallmark on the inside of the case back. Fine floral engravings throughout the case. The front of the pendant is a bit corroded as you can see on the pictures. By pushing down the ‘button’ the repeating mechanism will be activated.

The verge fusee movement has a hand engraved balance bridge. This movement has three gongs with the quarter strike making three different pitched sounds!
Underneath the dial the movement shows both the complicated system and its quality of those parts.
Gorgeous condition with all the original parts present.

 

Additional information

Material

Gilded Silver

Year

1800s

Dimensions

55mm / 69mm

Weight

114 Grams

Movement

Key wound