CHATELAIN QUARTER REPEATER ENAMEL
DIAMONDS AND GOLD
(François-Charles) Chatelain à Paris, No. 341. Made circa 1780.
Very fine and rare, quarter-repeating, gold, enamel and rose-cut diamond-set pocket watch.
Two-body, "Louis XVI", the bezel set with rose-cut diamonds within a chased gold leaf and
berry border highlighted with translucent green and red enamel, the pendant set with a large diamond,
the bow further set with diamonds, the back decorated with translucent royal blue enamel
with an applied diamond-set lattice, outer border decorated to match the bezel.
White enamel with radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five-minute numerals.
Rose-cut diamond- set fleur-de-lys hands.
34.5 mm., matte gilt full plate, fusee and chain, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance,
flat balance spring, pierced and chased continental cock with polished steel endplate, silvered
regulation dial, repeating on a bell in the back of the case activated by depressing the pendant.