Robert Molynaux. A fine early 19th century 18ct gold key wind pocket chronometer No.730, London Hallmark for 1836
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Robert Molynaux. A fine early 19th century 18ct gold key wind pocket chronometer No.730, London Hallmark for 1836
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
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Robert Molynaux. A fine early 19th century 18ct gold key wind pocket chronometer
No.730, London Hallmark for 1836
Full plate free-sprung chronometer fusee movement signed, with Earnshaw spring detent, bi-metallic s-balance with brass weights, blued steel helical hair spring, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds at 6, gilt spade hands, heavy polished engine turned case stamped 'LC' for Louis Comtesse with engraved family crest on the back, reeded band, movement signed
55mm.

Footnotes

  • laus virtutis action roughly translates as, 'the way to praise virtue (or courage) is [by] action' and was thought to be the Rawson family crest.
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