The casing is also a very singular piece. The front and rear caps are made of solid gold and are decorated with fine hand-engraved motives, in really good condition.
Inside the front cap we can see the serial number 95363, the 18K gold hallmark and the Swiss assay mark. As for the movements, the two ones are amazing examples of quality and precision. The calendar movement bears the same serial number (95363) engraved at the back. This outstanding gold double-dial pocket watch, signed by Jaime Trilla, is a very antique piece that shows an amazing working order.
It is surely worthy of inclusion in a great museum devoted to timepieces. Alto (con Corona): 65 cm Case: 50mm diameter, four leaf, solid 18k yellow gold hunting pocket watch case engraved on both outer covers with a plethora of foliate forms and male facial masks at the bottom of both covers. One cover contains a shield shaped cameo for the owner's initials. The central banding on the case and bezels are engraved in a repeated ornamental pattern. The inside of the covers are comprised of chased 18k gold with hallmark and Swiss assay mark, also bearing the case serial number 95363 (same number noted on calendar movement).
There is a fluted gold ball pendant and bow placed at the three position on the time dial. Gilt leaf and rosette forms are seen in the dial center as well as along the peripheral edge of the dial. There are steel Continental type'Spade' hands and the upper dial is marked for "Jaime Trilla, Geneve". Calendar Dial: The phases of the moon are indicated through an aperture in the center of the dial on a blue steel and gold disc. That section also bears the marking, Brevet S.The dial center is surrounded by a gold colored calendar with days of the month (1-31) and, at the top, an aperture for the month of the year. The most peripheral band is in white with the days of the week in circular cartouche form. There is a single steel counterbalanced solid'Lance' hand to indicate the day of the week and the day of the month. A small multi-leaf steel pinion is noted in the upper left corner of the dial which aids in its rotation. Along the outer edge of this calendar case leaf there is a knurled edge steel ring which can be rotated by thumb to align the correct day with the date. Movement: A jeweled, keyless nickel anti-magnetic Swiss bar movement with going barrel and curved center wheel bridge, bimetallic balance wheel and Swiss type polished steel regulator marked in French for fast and slow functions. Noted is a club foot shaped lever escapement.
The movement is not signed, but definitely of Swiss origin. A single lever on the movement connects with the ratchet movement on the back of the calendar mechanism to adjust the proper date. The back of the calendar movement bears the serial number 95363.
Condition: Dial has some losses to the paint on the numerals and some speckling of the white part of the dial. Some areas of darkening and wear are noted on the calendar/moon phase dial. The outer covers are in very good condition with only evidence of mild wear.Nice old wooden jewelry case with age cracks and proper label inside. TRILLA (Jaime Trilla) was a famous watchmaker from Barcelona, who from a very young age went to Switzerland in the mid-nineteenth century to learn watchmaking and worked for several houses. Later, opened a watch shop in the C / Fernando VII of Barcelona and a watch factory in Tavannes, Switzerland.
Jaime Trilla's watches were the best that existed, being pieces of extraordinary quality and beauty, and were highly prized by the nobility and the Barcelona burqa of the time. IMPORTANT - SEE ALL THE PICTURES. This is an antique or vintage item , not a new item, and it's not perfect as a new one. It may have minor scratches or hits not mentioned in this description but than can be seen in the many photos published with it.
Scroll down the description to see all the photos. Photos are part of the description, because a picture is worth a thousand words. Please, study the pictures as part of the description and if you have any doubt ask me. Also be aware that when I say that an antique item is in perfect working conditions, doesn't mean that it works as new. A machine with 100 years is not prepared to be working everyday during hours, except my antique clocks.
Many things can happen inside an antique mechanism and today's perfectly working spring, could be the future's failure as far away as in 10 years or as near as the next month. It's impossible to know exactly when. If necessary, we restore and/or repair and finally clean and/or adjust, all our antique machines, and if it's there's a defect or malfunctions, it's clearly indicated in the description, video or pictures, but these machines are still antiques.
For example, an antique car, a Ford T from 1910, may be in perfect working conditions, but this doesn't mean that it works as new or that you can use this antique car as an everyday car to go to your job. I want to leave this clear as part of the description. Antiques, even in perfect working conditions, can't be guaranteed as a new or second hand item. Not only the antique itself has 100 years old or more, but also each spring, screw, wheel and gear of its mechanism has also 100 years or more.
Of course, if something happens we can help to solve the problem, even repairing it, we know experts in many areas, but understand that even a perfectly working antique is still an antique. I think I left nothing in the description but if I forgot something, I'll be glad to answer any questions. We are professional antique dealers.Simply shop away and then request the total from us. Enjoy my articles and I hope we keep in touch. Thanks for trusting me and enjoy!
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We certify that the description and dating of the article that we give is 100% accurate. This article will be perfectly packed so that it arrives in excellent condition. We pay full attention that you receive your article perfectly. We treat the article as if it were going to be sent to ourselves.Many collectors have became millionairs. If you are starting a collection, follow these important tips. If you want to invest in antiques, always choose original pieces and avoid reproductions. A reproduction loses half of its value in the same minute that you are purchasing it, while an original antique gains value each passing day. This is an original antique and its value will continue growing tomorrow. Read and learn about for area of interest: swords, clocks, phonographs, antique photos, old silver, technical antiques, typewriters... Invest in books as much as in your collection and learn as much as you can. If you keep your collecction catalogued, you will increase its value. Keep yourself informed about the market prices in your area of interest.
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A collection should be something to enjoy, and there is many interesting pieces out there and very few time to enjoy them, so be selective with your choices. If you follow these simple steps you will be in the correct direction to develop an excellent collection, whatever is your area of interest and, for me the most important of all, enjoying the process. WHO WE ARE & ABOUT ME. Saragossa is aish medium size city of 700.000 people, located just in the middle of the way between Madrid and Barcelona, 300 kms from each one, and also equidistant 300 kms.
To other cities as Bilbao and Valencia. Its an antique city founded by the Romans, by the Emperor Caesar Augustus more than 2000 years ago, capital of the powerful antique Kingdom of Aragon, 900 years ago and during the Medieval times, and first defeat of Napoleons troops in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th Century, among other History..Here I was born, here I live, and here I have my small antiques shop. We are proffesional antique dealers.
I started in this world as a collector. My father introduced me into the world of antique collectibles and I started my own antique search at flea markets for my own small antiques collections since I was very young. I've been a professional antique dealer since the year 2003, when I decided to join my passion with my way of living. And more than 20 years as a collector, and I still have a lot to learn and only a little to teach.
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The translation is not perfect but its good in an 80%, totally understandable and you can always ask me. Mainly, I started specialized in Antique machines as gramophones, music boxes, clocks, watches but today, I also work with other first class collector items as cameras, militaria, antique scientific instruments To be exact, nowadays, I work with any first class antique that I could find at a correct price and that we could transport worldwide. We have a wide experience in packing and sending safely World Wide, from China and Singapore, to Dallas, San Francisco, New York or London, Canada, and of course almost all European Countries, many American ones including Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, and not forgetting Australia, South Africa, Israel and some in the Middle East as Catar and Emirates. We have sent successfully, from fragile items as Chinese Porcelain, to heavy items as Slot Coin Machines, not together into the same box, of course! We can send almost everything with security, no matter how big or heavy it is, if the client wants to pay the price, because some heavy or big items or delicate items into big boxes are specially expensive to send, not perhaps within Europe, but sometimes to America or Asia and some require custom made packing, as custom made wooden boxes or special foam for transport protection.We work with Selected pieces. All my items are first class collectors items, in excellent conditions , conservation state or/and working conditions. If talking about antique machines, most of them are in perfect working conditions, perfect conservation state or perfectly restored.
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I prefer to work only with selected pieces. My pieces have very correct prices, depending on the rarity and the conservation state of the piece itself. Every piece has a price rank, from junk state to museum state, that I consider is the highest one. Selected means that I prefer to work with Museum State pieces, or near, and First Class collectors items, or near rather than other kind of low quality pieces.We guarantee the description and datation of all our pieces. I always give guarantee my descriptions, not only in general antiques, but even in the working condition of an antique machine. Of course, to be completely sincere, its mainly impossible to give a full guarantee in the working condition of an antique working machine with over or more than 100 years. Many things can happen inside an antique mechanism and todays perfectly working spring, could be the futures failure as far away as in ten years or as near as the next month. If necessary, we restore and/or repair and finally clean and/or adjust, all our antique machines, and if its there's a defect or malfunctions, its clearly indicated in the description, video or pictures. We try to have all our pieces in perfect working conditions, but if a disaster occurs and the item gets out of order or damaged, for any reason, we can help to solve the problem or to help to repair it or to restore it. We work with first class professionals that can restore from antique medieval paintings to 13th Century silver, other metals as iron, copper and bronze, to any kind of wood. Also, we can repair antique machines as gramophones, antique clocks, typewriters and antique mechanical calculators. Our Priority is your satisfaction.
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Thanks for reading this, I hope to deal with you soon, and we stay in touch. The item "Antique Double Dial J. Switzerland, Circa 1890" is in sale since Monday, July 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".The seller is "iberantiques" and is located in Zaragoza. This item can be shipped worldwide.