PORTRAIT OF ABD-UL-MEJID SULTAN OF
THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD
Swiss, "Demi-Chronometre", No. 36405. Made for the Turkish market, circa 1850.
Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel hunting cased pocket watch.
Four-body, foliate engraved, the front cover with a finely painted on enamel portrait
of Sultan Abd-ul-Mejid (1823-1861) against an engine-turned background, the back
cover decorated with an engraved and black enamel view of the Hagia Sophia mosque
in Constantinople. Hinged gold cuvette with engine-turned border.
White enamel with radial Islamic numerals, outer minute track. Gold hands with
pierced black tips.
Matte gilt, unusual caliber with pierced scroll backplate, jeweled to the third, lateral
lever escapement with curled counterpoise, cut bimetallic compensation balance, flat
balance spring, index regulator.
Cuvette engraved "Demi Chronometre".