WATCH FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
"GATEWAY TO THE ORIENT" GOLD & ENAMEL
Swiss, case No. 28290. Made for the Turkish market, circa 1835.
Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel
pocket watch decorated with a map of Turkey and the
Four-body, the bezel, band, pendant and bow decorated
with red and white champlevé enamel in a repeated pattern,
the hinged and sprung back cover decorated with a finely
painted on enamel map of Turkey, Greece and Romania, the
Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea and bordering countries,
the border decorated to match the bezel. Hinged gold
White enamel with radial Islamic numerals, outer minute
track. Gold Breguet hands.
40 mm., matte gilt, Lepine caliber, 8 jewels, cylinder
escapement, plain three-arm gilt balance, blued steel flat
balance spring, index regulator.
Dial with Arabic inscription, case numbered.