Casing and enamel in good condition for age. Diamond side circle has got a few stones missing. Small solid casing with a high-quality craftsmanship. Quarter Repeater - triggered by the pedant, the hours and quarter hours are struck on the inside of the case not on a bell. Early striking watches were dumb repeaters, which struck the time on the inside of the case producing a muffled sound and could only be detected if the watch was held in the hand, allowing people such as courtiers, amongst whom they were popular, to discreetly check the time in their pocket during tedious levees and royal councils without offending the monarch.Quiet repeaters also had an important role in determining time at night. During the 1700s-1800s one couldnt just switch on the light.
A quite repeater would allow one to tell the time in the dark without waking the spouse for example. This example produces an audible but rather quiet sound. The strikes can we felt very well if the watch is held in hand. Elegant enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic minute markers. Signed Lepine a Paris, winding at two o'clock.Some age related imperfections are present here and there but the watch is functioning. Overall the watch is in fine condition considering its roughly 250 years old! This is a true collectors item. Original gold winding key is included. Fire-gilded movement with verge escapement via fusee and chain - in working order - manufactured around 1775. Disc for speed regulation in silver. François Ageron was one of the leading eighteenth century Parisian clockmakers. Agerons establishment was famous and known for his horological genius he created both clocks and watches, many of which had complicated movements. He was born at Arbigny and was received as a Parisian maître-horloger in 1741, at which date he was established at Place du Pont Saint-Michel. Among important collectors to own his work can be cited the marquise de Montesquiou, the duc de Deux-Ponts and duc de Rohan, Mademoiselle Laguerre, the marquis de Dupleix, the Governor of the French Indes as well as M.
Today many of his great works can be found in public collections throughout the world, including the Musée du Louvre and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Residenzmuseum Munich, Museo Grassi in Madrid. Other examples of his work are housed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Musées Royaux dArt et dHistoire Brussels and at Château Josselin. The item "Antique Quarter Repeater Gold Fusee Spinde Watch Ageron a Paris Enamel & Diamond" is in sale since Monday, February 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "hotrodpropaganda" and is located in Budapest,Pest.This item can be shipped worldwide.