This is and extremely rare GOLD & DIAMOND SET, SKELETONISED Verge by the eminent French Watchmaker, Jean-Antoine Lépine – Watchmaker to the King and Teacher of Breguet.
The 33mm Dial is generally in very good condition (faults at the winding hole) and has the classic post 1766 signature L’Epine -Horloger du Roy – A Paris. It has Roman Numerals and Arabic Minutes in the outer chapter ring.
The Verge-Fusee Movement bears serial number R2 ! 0 ! and is in superb cosmetic condition. Note the Crown formed in very intricate diamond studded ( all in individual settings) back decoration. It worked for a few hours, but the outer bearing on the shaft running through the contrate wheel is broken and needs to be remade.
The 39mm Case (52mm incl. Pendant Ring) is in excellent condition. The diamonds (some missing) on the bezel are fixed in individual settings and complement the decoration on the back – (Ref : 288 D)
Watches of such outstanding design by this eminent Maker rarely reach the market. This one comes to you directly from a Long Time Local Collector and has not been on the market in more than 30 years. It is priced at €3,250 – OPEN to OFFERS
The S&H WORLDWIDE is €90 approx for Worldwide Delivery by Fedex Courier Services.
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