ITEM LOCATION: Hong Kong
Fine and rare gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, small pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with orange flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning), with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a young Western woman, in bust, looking to the right; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.
Year circa 1860-1880
Numbers 105079 with prestige hallmarks imitating a London letterdate "U")
Caliber 15''', gilded brass, engraved Chinese-style, with going barrel, duplex escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) with blued-steel wings balance and blued steel flat hairspring
Dimensions 39,5 mm.
GLOBAL GRADING: Very good
CASE GRADING: Good
DIAL GRADING: Good HANDS Original
MOVEMENT GRADING: Good Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense