|Height||Diameter: 53 mm|
An Open Faced Quarter Repeating Pocket Watch by L. Tavernier.
The silver case with short pendant, loose ring bow, parallel sides, hinged back and front bezels, the rear being glazed and having a ‘twist and plunge’ repeat button in the band. The superb engine-turned dial with finely engraved black Roman numerals on a plain chapter, outer ‘dot’ minutes, the centre with a cartouche bearing the signature, L. TAVERNIER, together with blued steel Breguet hands. The gilt going barrel movement complete with original stopwork, having well finished steelwork throughout, blued screws, jewelled parachute shock protection to the plain steel balance with a flat, blued steel balance spring, chaff cutter escapement, having a separate quarter repeat train sounding the hours and quarters at will on one polished steel gong.
Louis Tavernier (1754-1840) was a maker of great repute, having worked for Breguet. This watch bears many similarities with Breguet’s work. The layout of the dial, Breguet hands, the parachute protection suystem, the single gong and the use of thin wheels with thick teeth to reduce the overall thickness of the watch are all features typical of Breguet’s work.
|Clock maker:||Louis Tavernier|
|Height:||Diameter: 53 mm|