Cylinder watch with enamelled gold case made for Queen Charlotte

Made:
1740-1760 in London
Cylinder watch with enamelled gold case made for Queen Charlotte

Cylinder watch with enamelled gold case made for Queen Charlotte
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

'Cylinder escapement 'dumb repeater' watch by Conyers Dunlop, with enamelled gold case signed by George Michael Moser, made for Queen Charlotte (1744-1818).

White enamel dial with steel beetle hands and an apperture for winding.

Engraved and pierced balance cock with diamond endstone. Signed ‘Conrs Dunlop London 3383’. Mid-18th Century.

A 'dumb repeater' is a watch which repeats the time by striking hammers onto the inside of the case rather than on a bell or gong. This has the effect of feeling a vibration rather than hearing a sound, much like the silent mode of a mobile phone today.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 319

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3281
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamond, enamel, glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers