COACH WATCH Gugenmus Hger du Roy à Varsovie Dated: 1770 Poland
Signed: Gugenmus Hger du Roy à Varsovie
The round brass plated movement with verge escapement. 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 barrels for striking and alarm are engraved, the balance cock at the back plate pierced decoration. Engraved in the silver dial plate are the words “Avant” and “Retarde”. The two winding up pins are for the going train and alarm. Engraved on the backplate is the signature Gugenmus Hger. 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. In between the three and four is the key-hole for setting the alarm. The next chapter ring with Arabic numerals to indicate the date. The outer chapter ring with Arabic numerals to indicate the minutes. The hands for hour- minute- and alarm are made of brass. The hour and minute hands cut in Louis the XVI manner. The hand for date indication is made of blued steel.
The watch with silver outer case and a silver case around the movement.
Duration: 30 hours
Diameter: 10 cm.
Literature: Lukas Stolberg, Die Kutschenuhr, Wiestawa Siedlecka, Polskie Zegary.