MINIATURE PENDULE D’OFFICIER Ca. 1820 Switzerland
PENDULE D’OFFICIER ‘MINIATURE’
Pendule d’officier with brass plated movement with verge escapement and balance with regulation Avance and Retard. The movement with hour striking on one bell, alarm and a repeater. The going and striking trains are driven by barrel.
The round, white enamelled dial-plate with black enamelled Arabic hour numerals, minute stripes indication. The ‘Breguet’ hour and minute hands and the alarm hand are made of blued steel. The dial-plate is protected by convex glass in a bazel.
The fire gilt brass case is classic decorated with ornaments to the sides, the front and the top and is surmounted by a serpentine carrying handle (a snake eating its own tail). The case rest on four claw feet.
Duration 24 hours
Height 11,5 cm
Width 6,3 cm
Depth 6,3 cm