Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris

Made:
1780 in Paris
Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780 Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780 Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780

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Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Repeating clock-watch with dials on front and back by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Cylinder escapement watch with dials on both sides, in a three-coloured gold case, by Gautrin, Paris, France, c.1780.

The first dial is of white enamel with Arabic numerals indicating hours, days of the week and days of the month. Gold hour and minute hands , blued steel hands for day-of-the-week and day-of-the-month. Three winding apertures. The second dial is painted (by the dial painter Coteau) and shows the symbols of the Zodiac around the outer edge, an annual calendar ring inside this, a semi-circular aperture for shutters to indicate sunrise and sunset, with age and phase of moon in the centre. With single diamond-studded hand. Also with painted pastoral sunset scene. Signed on back 'Coteau 1780'.

Movement with steelcylinder escapement and brass escape-wheel. Plain brass balance. There are two mainsprings, both signed 'Vincent Juin 1811'. The back plate is signed 'Gautrin à Paris N° 481' and a band round the movement is signed 'Gautrin invenitque fecit'. Repeating clock-watch. The watch has a short chain and two keys

Clockmakers' Museum No. 340

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3291
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamond, enamel, glass, gold (metal), paint and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers