In beginning of XIX century several French watchmaker adopted this Martin-Pouzait type of lever escapement in it's fast-beat version. The book "La Montre Francaise" by A.Chapuis shows amazingly similar watch by Henri Lepaute, who was Watchmaker to the Emperor Napoleon. This watch by Lepaute, introduced in book by Chapiro, is dated by 1809, now this watch being kept in British Museum, London. Nice and rare piece, don't miss it.
Condition The watch appears to be in running condition, though I don't guarantee time it's keeping. Some details bears traces of reparation. Repeating is generally works, but sounds quite and strikes a little bit fast. Cosmetically watch is in quite nice condition.
Silver case has normal period wear. Signed dial is beautifully engine-turned with unusual pattern. Original Breguet hands, mineral glass. Please note, watch is quite big, diameter is 62mm, height without bow is 78mm. Video will open in a new window.
I can accept payments in euros within EU. The item "MARTIN-POUZAIT EARLY LEVER escapement REPETITION REPEATING Antique Pocket Watch" is in sale since Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".The seller is "goodoldwatch" and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped worldwide.