COACH WATCH Signed: D.el Schepcke Horloger du Roy A Varsovie Dated: 1765 Poland
Signed: D.el Schepcke Horloger du Roy A Varsovie
The round brass plated movement with verge escapement and balance. The going work and alarm are spring driven. The going train has a barrel with fusee. The striking train activates the hours and quarters striking by pulling the cord. The balance cock at the back plate has a pierced and engraved decoration. The silver regulation dial plate is decorated with an engraved sun motif and the hand is made of blued steel. Engraved on the backplate is the signature D.el Schepcke Horloger du Roy à Varsovie. The movement hangs in the bell which is fixed in the case.
The white enamelled dial plate has several chapter rings. The inner chapter ring with Arabic numerals is for the alarm. The next chapter ring with Roman numerals indicates the hours. The next chapter ring is for the minutes and the outer chapter ring with Arabic numerals to indicate the five minutes. The center has three keyholes for winding up the going and alarm trains and for setting the alarm, and the signature D.el Schepcke Horloger du Roy A Varsovie. The hands for hour- minute- and alarm are made of brass. The hour and minute hands cut in Louis the XVI manner.
The watch with silver outer case, The dial is covered with convex glass in a silver lunet that can be opened at the III. On top of the case a suspension eye.
Duration: 30 hours
Diameter: 11,3 cm.
– Wiestawa Siedlecka, Polskie Zegary, p 122 and 151.
– J. Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst p. 544.
– Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p. 284.
Daniel Schepcke originally came from Germany. In Poland he became clockmaker to King Stanislav II Augustus Poniatowski (1764-1795). He moved to Switserland and became co-founder of Patek-Philipe.