Description

    Wales & McCulloch London Very Rare Chronometer Karrusel Center Seconds Deck Watch With Spring Detent Escapement
    Case: hallmarked sterling silver with gold lips on the back and bezel, gold hinge, plain polished, silver dust cover, No. 3695, 60 mm, pin set with guard on the rim
    Dial: enamel, radial black Roman numerals, outer minute track with fifth of a second divisions and five minute numerals, center seconds, blued steel spade hands, broad arrow Admiralty mark at center
    Movement: No. 3695, frosted gilt half plate, barrel with Admiralty broad arrow mark, jeweled to the center, bi-metallic free sprung balance with diamond endstone, blued steel hairspring, jeweled Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, six minute rotating Karrusel carriage
    Signed: Wales & McCulloch, with hinged two body wood box, inner brass holding case with glass crystal, associated nickel silver watch chain

    Note: This exceptionally rare military deck watch combines Bonnisken's revolving Karrusel mechanism with a chronometer detent escapement. This highly unusual combination is rarely seen and very complex. Only a few similar examples are known to exist.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Wales & McCulloch London Very Rare Chronometer Karrusel Center Seconds Deck Watch With Spring Detent Escapement
    Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals
    Hands; blued steel spade hands
    Metal: hallmarked sterling, gold lips
    Case No: 3695
    Case Info: plain hinged back and dust cover
    Case Width: 60 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 3695, frosted gilt half plate, barrel with Admiralty broad arrow mark, jeweled to the center, bi-metallic free sprung balance with diamond endstone, blued steel hairspring, jeweled Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, six minute rotating karrusel carriage
    Circa: 1903
    Condition: case is very good overall, dial is good with some faint hairlines at center, movement is good and running but needs cleaning and oiling, deck case and box are good with original plaque


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