MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK Swiss Made Ca. 1910 Switzerland
MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK
Signed: Swiss Made
The clock has a brass movement between plates and consists of a going train only. It has Swiss lever escapement with vertical balance and hairspring with regulation. The backplate is marked Swiss made. The clock is wound from the back with a fixed key. Here is also a square to set the hands.
The circular silvered dial has an Arabic chapter ring with hour, five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of blued steel ‘Breguet’ hands. The center of the dial is decorated with a ring with stones. The dial is protected by a circular glass, set in a silver bezel.
The arched sterling silver case, which rests on silver bun feet, is beautifully geometric engine-turned and covered in translucent lilac enamel. The case can be opened at the rear side via a hinged silver door. The bottom has the initials GD of the juweler, the number 23223 and the silver mark 925. There are also import marks for London 1914 by Dimier Brothers & Co. The case, also marked 925, is crowned by a small swing handle.
Duration 1 week
Height 5.5 cm.
Width 3 cm.
Depth 2 cm.
G.D are the initials of George Charles Dimier, the principal of Dimier Brothers & Co, who were London-based watch importers from 1868 – 1937.