A large and impressive rose gold and enamel cased Paris pocket watch, with an unusual verge movement. All in particularly good condition. One of the nicest enamels that we have had.
MOVEMENT : Very unusual verge movement, with small, finely engraved and pierced balance bridge, Bosley type regulator and large barrel bridge plate. Signed 'Robin, A Paris' and numbered (15658). The dial plate is marked with the same serial number.
The movement is in very good original condition and is running well.
DIAL : Original signed white enamel dial in fine condition, marked on the back with the movement no. (15658). Breguet style steel hands.
CASE : A fine rose gold case, with engraved bezel, thin milled band, and wonderful enamel on the back. Maker's mark A and IJ (rubbed).
The gold is in fine condition.
The beautiful enamel has a very well executed repair to the top right where the blue sky is a slightly different colour.
The hinge and catch are fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.
The high dome crystal is fine.
Robert Robin was born in 1742 and died in Paris in 1799. He was an important maker, and clockmaker to Louis XV, Louis XVI and other members of the French Royal family.