De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation Circa 1680

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De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation
Circa 1680

Sold for £ 4,875 (US$ 6,638) inc. premium
De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation
Circa 1680
Gilt full plate fusee verge movement with large finely pierced and engraved balance bridge, steel 3-arm balance, rare blued steel 'Barrow' regulation, round pillars with cut outs for the wheels and decorative tulip pierced bases, silver engraved dial with Roman hour chapter indicated with later blued steel single hour hand, hinged silver repoussé case depicting the figure of Diana the huntress in the centre with foliate surround, inner foliate engraving, movement signed
55mm.

Footnotes

  • The Barrow regulation, attributed to Nathanial Barrow, was one of the first systems for regulating the balance spring. It consists of a worm along which curb pins move against the scale, thereby adjusting the length of the straight end of the spring. This was soon taken over by the more commonly used Tompion regulation, where the curb pins are mounted on a semi-circular rack moved by a pinion below a silver figure plate.
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De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation Circa 1680
De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation Circa 1680
De Salle, Caen. A rare late 17th century silver open face single hand repoussé pocket watch with Barrow regulation Circa 1680
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