DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT GOLD
Racine, Geneve, No. 40948. Made circa 1840.
Fine, slim, quarter-repeating, 18K gold pocket watch with duplex
escapement. Accompanied by two winding keys, various letters and
explanations about the duplex escapement.
Four-body, "bassine et filet", coin-edge band, polished bezel, engine-
turned back with polished border and central monogramed
cartouche. Hinged gold cuvette.
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track.
Blued steel "fleur-de-lys" hands.
43 mm., 19''', frosted gilt, duplex escapement with gold escape
wheel, bimetallic balance, flat balance spring, index regulator,
repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.