DIMIER CHINESE MARKET GOLD, ENAMEL & PEARLS
8-DAY GOING WATCH "DAUPHIN FONTAINE"
Dimier Frères, (Fleurier), No. 31209. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1860.
Very fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, pearl set, eight-day going
with two barrels, dead centre-seconds pocket watch.
Three body, Empire with split-pearl set bezels, pendant and bow, reeded
band, the back enamel panel painted with an alpine lake view, in the center
a dolphin fountain, a border of flowers and trees. Hinged and sprung glazed
gilt brass cuvette.
White enamel with radial narrow Roman numerals and outer minute and
seconds ring. Blued-steel "Chinese" hands.
50 mm., gilt brass, eight clay going fully foliate engraved with twin free
standing barrels barrels, Jacot dead beat duplex escapement, three-arm balance
with blued-steel winged weights, flat balance spring, index regulator.
Movement signed in Chinese characters "Tien-yé" for Dimier.