This is very nice gilt-metal p/c verge by Daniel De St. Leu, Sert. (Servant) to her Majesty, London, no. 2791, fine original signed dial and hands.
Daniel de Saint Leu (1753-1797) worked in Geneva and London and was watchmaker to the Queen. He was renowned for his very fine clock watches and also his repeating watches made for the Turkish and Islamic markets.
Note the makers inscription on the movement “Servant to the Queen” – this has to be one of the early uses of a Royal Charter.
The 35mm Enamel Dial is in very good condition, has Roman Numerals and Arabic Minutes in the outer chapter ring. ( The spring clip for opening the movement at 6 is missing)
The Verge-Fusee Movement bears serial number 2791 and is in very good cosmetic and working order. It was recently overhauled by my watchmaker and is accurate to within 4 mins per day,
The 38mm Inner Case (66mm incl. Pendant Ring) is in very good condition, but has lost most of the gilt colour on the outside and bears the Makers Mark T.A. The 48mm Outer is in excellent condition, but again has lost most of the gilt colour. – (Ref : 212 D)
The S&H WORLDWIDE is €11.00 for TRACKED & SIGNED FOR Priority Airmail.
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