Geneva, Nov 06, 2022
ROUX, BORDIER & Cie POCKET WATCH WITH ENAMEL DECORATION IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER WITH VISIBLE BALANCE 18K GOLD
CHF 8,000 - 14,000
EUR 8,300 - 14,400 / USD 8,000 - 14,000 / HKD 63,000 - 110,000
Sold: CHF 9,375
Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, silver, enamel and diamond-set, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Directoire” pocket watch with visible paste-set balance; made for the Spanish market.
Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) case-back with gold paillon and rose-cut diamonds flower garlands; in the centre, the aperture for the balance inside a silver frame border set with rose-cut diamonds; on the right, a young lady; on the left, an old tower near a stream; silver border set with rose-cut diamonds; the painting on enamel on gold attributable to Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold paste-set hands.
Movement 20’’’, full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring; mirror-polished steel cock with a mirror-polished plate on which the balance oscillates.