Willeumier. An early 19th century silver open face calendar pocket watch with night and day dial Numbered 9770, Circa 1825
Lot 20
Willeumier. An early 19th century silver open face calendar pocket watch with night and day dial Numbered 9770, Circa 1825
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,000) inc. premium

Lot Details
Willeumier. An early 19th century silver open face calendar pocket watch with night and day dial
Numbered 9770, Circa 1825
Gilt full plate verge movement with central pierced and engraved balance cock and three arm balance, silvered regulation, squared baluster pillars, enamel dial divided in two sections for night and day; the top half left white with painted black Arabic hourly numeral and small red painted sun emblem at 8, small subsidiary dial at 12 to indicate the date; the bottom half painted black with white Arabic hourly numerals, white stars, moon emblems and subsidiary lunar calendar, ornate cut and chased gilt hands, silver case with ridged bezel and also numbered 9770, dial and movement signed
60mm.

Footnotes

  • There are two definitions for a blue moon and according to the more recent definition; a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month. The average span between two moons is 29.5 days.
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