Losada. A fine small and rare Duplex chronometer with double seconds
A fine and possibly unique duplex miniature rosewood boxed chronometer by this eminent Spanish horologist. The finely made movement with gilt plates signed and numbered 11264 with free sprung duplex escapement and diamond endstone and Breguet styled overcoiled hairspring. With cut compensated bimetallic balance. The 2inch signed and numbered silvered engraved dial with up and down state of wind indicator . with centre seconds and a further seconds hand and dial at VI, beating dead seconds. The whole contained in a weighted gimballed brass bowl with locking nut and winding key set to the left rear corner of the brass bound three piece case. Further signed to a mother of pearl cartouche within the middle section.
This fine and Eminent maker left Spain for political reasons in 1835 where upon he worked for James Moore and later set up his own business in Regent Street. He carried on supplying clocks and watches to his Spanish and other European clients.
This clock may have been made for a private Yacht.
The reason for two seconds hands as yet is unknown.
|Clock maker:||J.R Losada. Regents Street London|