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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 409

“Tending The Flock” Jeremie Gregory, at Royall Exchainge (London). Made circa 1665. Fine, silver pair-cased pre balance-spring, single-hand watch.

C. Outer: Two-body, shagreen-covered (formerly with pinwork decoration). Inner: Two-body, "bassine”, polished, with split bezel and loose-ring pendant. D. Silver with radial Roman numerals, the center engraved with a scene depicting a shepherd and his sheep in the foreground, a village in the background. Blued steel arrow single hand. M. 37 mm., hinged gilt brass full plate with early divided Egyptian pillars, fusee with gut-line, short train, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, worm-and-wheel set-up with pierced blued steel brackets and silver regulator disc, silver florally pierced and engraved cock secured by a screw. Movement signed. Diam. 49 mm. To be sold without reserve

C. Outer: Two-body, shagreen-covered (formerly with pinwork decoration). Inner: Two-body, "bassine”, polished, with split bezel and loose-ring pendant.
D. Silver with radial Roman numerals, the center engraved with a scene depicting a shepherd and his sheep in the foreground, a village in the background. Blued steel arrow single hand.
M. 37 mm., hinged gilt brass full plate with early divided Egyptian pillars, fusee with gut-line, short train, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, worm-and-wheel set-up with pierced blued steel brackets and silver regulator disc, silver florally pierced and engraved cock secured by a screw. Movement signed. Diam. 49 mm. To be sold without reserve

CHF 5,000 - 8,000

108 3,200 - 5,000 / -

Sold: CHF 9,440


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-30

Good

Alterations

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-41-05

Good

HANDS Luminous material reapplied

Notes

Jeremie Gregory (d. 1685) Worked in London, Cornhill. He was a member of the Clockmakers' Company in 1652, and master in 1665. A maker of repute, a traveling clock by him is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, a silver alarm watch in the Guildhall Museum, and another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This lot was previously sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, on November 16, 2002, lot 4.