Important Wristwatches, Watches & Clocks
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 11, 1992
Jean Rousseau, (Geneva, Switzerland), circa 1625. A very fine and rare giIt-metal and rock-crystal "crucifix" watch.
C. Two-part frame, the borders engraved with hatched patterns, the dial surround with foliage spandrels. Facetted rock-crystal back and cover, loose-ring pendant and button finials. D.Hinged and lobed gilt-brass dial plate engraved with foliage and Mary Magdalene kneeling in prayer at the scene of the Crucifixion. Applied silver chapter-ring with Roman hour numerals, hait hour points and quarter-hour divisions, the centre with engraved urban scene. Single blued steel balluster pattern hand. M. Gilt-brass with shaped plates, pierced foliate pillars, fusee with gut, short train, verge escapement, plain two-arm steel balance without spring. Irregular oval florally pierced and engraved cock. Off-set worm-and-wheel set-up, with blued-steel brackets and silver indicator disk. Signed on the movement. In excellent condition Dims. 59x43mm.