Patent Union. An 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapementNumbered 2222, Circa 1795
Lot 21*
Patent Union. An 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapement
Numbered 2222, Circa 1795
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 1,577) inc. premium

Lot Details
Patent Union. An 18ct gold key wind open face pocket watch with Robin escapement
Numbered 2222, Circa 1795
Gilt brass movement with Robin lever escapement, enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute divisions, subsidiary dial at 6 for running seconds, 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.

Saleroom notices

  • This watch has a London Hallmark for 1857
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