LEPINE WATCH & CHATELAINE GOLD & ENAMEL
Lepine A Paris. Made circa 1770.
Fine and rare, gold and enamel pendant watch with a gilt-metal
chatelaine with two hardstone-set keys and two seals.
Two-body, "Louis XV", beaded bezel, the back decorated with a
band of translucent green guilloche enamel, the center and border
decorated with chased gold foliage set with seed pearls and cabochon
green stones, outer border to match the bezel.
White enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track with
five-minute Arabic numerals. Gold Louis XV hands.
33 mm. hinged, frosted gilt full plate with conical pillars, fusee
and chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment,
three-arm brass balance with blued steel flat balance spring,
index regulator with silver scale, continental-type foliate pierced
cock, polished steel endplate.