DAY-AND-NIGHT POCKET WATCH De Baghyn Amsterdam Ca. 1730

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DAY-AND-NIGHT POCKET WATCH                                  Signed: Adriaan de Baghyn Amsterdam
Circa 1730
Holland

Movement
The spring-driven, 25-hour going movement of this pocket watch is constructed between two gilt-brass plates. The going train has a spring barrel, chain fusee and verge escapement with balance and balance spring. The finely pierced and engraved silver balance bridge depicts a lady in a long dress. Next to this bridge is a silvered regulation disc. The maker has signed the watch along the edge of the backplate: ADRIAAN DE BAGHYN AMSTERDAM.

Dial
The silver, champlevé dial has a semi-circular Roman chapter VI-XII-VI in the upper part, with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions all around. The hours are indicated by a painted rotating disc with pointer, for the nights with a star-spangled heaven and moon, and for the day with a sun motif. The minutes are indicated by a blued steel hand. Above the 30 is a date aperture. The lower half depicts a chased Chronos figure.

Case
The inner silver case, which is smooth and contains the movement, has a convex glass in a silver bezel, which can be opened with a catch at the bottom. Upon opening another catch is revealed with which the case can be unlocked and turned outwards. At the top is a pendant with suspension ring. The silver outer case is chased with scroll and leaf motifs. The back depicts fantasy animals.

Duration 24 hours

Diameter 56 mm
Literature
Enrico Morpurgo, Nederlandse Klokken- en Horlogemakers vanaf 1300, Amsterdam, 1970, p. 5.

The maker
Adriaan van de Baghijn was active as a clock and watchmaker in Amsterdam van c. 1710 until c. 1750. He was a famous maker who had his workshop on the Haarlemmerdijk. There are several clocks and watches by his hand known.

 

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