Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 25, 1993
Unsigned, Swiss, attributed to Abraham Louis Perrelet, circa 1770. Highly important and almost unique, 18 ct. gold early "rotor" self-winding watch.
C. Double body, Louis XVI, polished with concealed hinge, bearing the master mark "ALR" and the mark of Neuchâtel. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring (very slightly superficially chipped toward the center). Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three arm balance, Breguet balance spring. The semi circular gilt brass winding weight is pivoted at the center of the back plate and winds the fusee in both direction by means of a differential gearing in the fusee. The weight is locked when the watch is fully wound. In very good condition. Diam. 47 mm.