Description

    Droz Gold Quarter Repeating Automaton Needing Total Restoration, circa 1790
    Case: 57 mm, plain 18k gold back cover, recessed rim, gilt cuvette signed Droz No. 659
    Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, Breguet moon hands, multicolor gold jacks, bells and bird on a silver engine turned plate
    Movement: gilt full plate, verge fusee, pierced and engraved two footed balance cock, silver disc regulator


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Droz Gold Quarter Repeating Automaton Needing Total Restoration
    Dial: enamel, Roman
    Hands; Breguet moon hands
    Metal: 18k gold, gilt cuvette
    Gram Weight: 131.3
    Case Info: plain hinged back
    Case Width: 57 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, verge fusee, pierced and engraved two footed balance cock, silver disc regulator
    Circa: 1790
    Condition: case is good overall, enamel dial is good, multicolor jacks and bells are good but the striking arms are loose on the posts, movement is not chiming or running, verge staff is broken


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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