Description

    Swiss Rare Heavy Gold Pocket Watch With Cast Medallion Of King Carlos I & Prince Royal Luis Filipe Of Portugal By Huguenin To Commemorate Their Regicide, 1st February, 1908
    Case: four body, matte 18k gold, foliate cast rim, 56 mm, gold cuvette signed by the retailer Meridiano Club Figueiredo & Co. Rio de Janeiro, back with case relief medallion of the three-quarter profiles of King Carlos I and Luis Filipe, bezel cast with the motto "Pela Lusitania Gloriosa"
    Dial: white enamel, black Roman numerals, gold spade hands, polychrome Portuguese Royal coat of arms, sub seconds
    Movement: matte gilt, 15 jewels, 3/4 plate, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, etched pattern on the train plate

    Note: On 1 February 1908 Carlos I and his family were the victims of an attack by republican activists Alfredo Costa and Manuel BuiƧa. The two assassins were killed on the spot by police and bodyguards. The king died immediately, Prince Luis Filipe was mortally wounded, Prince Manuel was struck in the arm, and only the Queen escaped injury. Several days later, after the death of the Prince Royal Luis Filipe, Prince Manuel was proclaimed King of Portugal. He was the last of the Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha dynasty and the last king of Portugal.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Swiss Rare Heavy Gold Pocket Watch With Cast Medallion Of King Carlos I & Prince Royal Luis Filipe Of Portugal By Huguenin To Commemorate Their Regicide, 1st February, 1908
    Dial: enamel, polychrome coat of arms
    Hands; gold spade hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 128.9
    Case No: 8841574
    Case Info: four body, gold cuvette
    Case Width: 56 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: matte gilt, 15 jewels, 3/4 plate, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, etched pattern on the train plate
    Circa: 1908
    Condition: case is very good with excellent details, dial is superb, movement is good and running but click needs adjustment to properly catch the winding gear, balance a bit wobbly, with an associated jewelers box


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    November, 2014
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