One of a kind antique French 17th C. Skull Verge Fusee silver pocket watch c1690s. MUSEUM quality antique late 17th Century French solid silver Skull shaped Verge Fusee pocket watch by Vitrolles a Paris c. This amazing watch case is made of solid coin silver(950), hand engraved with the Latin motto "Vanitas Vanitatum et omnia Vanitas" meaning.Earthly life is ultimately empty. Also engraved with a sand clock with wings-a symbol of time flies. The movement is 40mm in diameter. The movement is a real masterpiece. It is entirely hand made, hand polished and hand finished personally by the master! Each part was hand hammered! This watch has been made prior to the factory machine made parts, so each detail inside was made by hand. This fact make each watch from that era one of a kind. It is considered for the creme-de-la-creme of all verge fusee movements. Amazing fire gild full plate verge fusee movement, solid silver highly ornamented hand pierced fancy balance cock depicting two monster faces, fancy pillars, the plate is hand engraved on the edge, huge chain, silver regulator disc, fancy side decorations. (do not expect accuracy from 330 years old watch) Fine silver dial with the original hands.
Nothing has been ever changed or replaced in this watch! The watch comes with a matching key.
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