A SPRING BOUQUET CHINESE MARKET WATCH
Swiss, case No. 7340. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1880.
Fine, large, gilt-metal, painted on enamel and pearl-set centerseconds
Three-body, Empire, reeded band, the back painted on enamel
with a large flower bouquet on a blue ground, pearl-set bezels,
pendant and bow. Glazed gilt-rimmed cover over the movement.
White enamel, narrow radial Roman numerals, center seconds,
outer minute divisions. Blued steel Chinese hands.
56 mm. entirely engraved gilt Chinese caliber, 10 jewels,
free-standing barrel, counterpoised lateral lever escapement,
three-arm balance with blued steel winged weights, blued steel flat
balance spring, index regulator.