MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK with travelling case Zenith, Swiss made 15986 Ca. 1920 Switzerland

Carriage clocks


MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK with travelling case
Signed and numbered: Zenith, Swiss made 15986
Circa 1920

Spring-driven brass movement with going train only, having Swiss lever escapement with vertical hairspring balance and regulation. The clock can be wound from the back and there is also a square to set the hands.

The circular white enamel dial has Arabic hour numerals and a minute ring consisting of golden dots and lozenges for the five minutes. The dial is signed above the middle: Zenith and is marked between the 5 and the 7 Swiss made. The time is indicated by a pair of blued steel hands, shaped in art deco style. The dial is protected by a bevelled convex glass, set in a silver bezel.

The arched engine-turned silver case is finished in transparent blue enamel. The bottom is somewhat shaped with the four corners forming the feet. At the back is a silver door hinging at the bottom and giving access to movement. The movement and the inside of the case are gilded. The door is stamped in the following manner: Swiss made with the numbers 15986 and 17. The number 15986 is also stamped in the bottom, together with the silver mark in a rectangular frame: Argent 0,925 Sterling silver 5.

Travelling case
The small leather-covered wooden travelling case, which can hold the clock, is lined on the inside with velvet. It can be opened at the front via two doors with a small catch.

Duration 1 week.

Height: 4.6 cm.
Width: 2.8 cm.
Depth: 1.7 cm.

In 1865 Georges Favre-Jacot put his idea into practice to gather several watchmakers to work together under one roof. In this way they could concentrate on designing and producing clocks and watches of the highest quality. The name Zenith refers to the highest point in the universe. Zenith has been making precision watches for men and women since 1865.

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