Patent Union. A fine and rare 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapement Numbered 2222, Circa 1795
Lot 37*
Patent Union. A fine and rare 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapement Numbered 2222, Circa 1795
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
Lot Details
Patent Union. A fine and rare 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapement
Numbered 2222, Circa 1795
Numbered gilt brass movement with Robin lever escapement, enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds at 6, gilt spade hands, polished and engine turned hinged case, dial and movement numbered
41mm.

Footnotes

  • Robert Robin (1741-1799) became Marchand- Horloger Privilégié du Roi on 22nd October 1763, but perhaps the most brilliant phase of his career began when he introduced his self-named escapement to Paris in 1791. Sometimes nicknamed 'half-chronometer' as it used both the principles of the lever and chronometer escapements. The problem was that it was prohibitively complex and expensive to produce.
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