Tourbillon watch manufactured by Nicole Nielsen and retailed by S Smith & Son

Made:
1907 in London
maker:
Samuel Smith and Sons Limited
Gold watch with one-minute tourbillon retailed by S Smith & Son Gold watch with one-minute tourbillon retailed by S Smith & Son

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Gold watch with one-minute tourbillon retailed by S Smith & Son
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Gold watch with one-minute tourbillon retailed by S Smith & Son
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold watch with one-minute tourbillon retailed by S Smith & Son of 9 Strand London. Gold hunter case hallmarked for London, 1907 and marked 'SS' for Samuel Smith and Son. Silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and state-of-wind dials, and blued steel hands. Signed S Smith & Son, 9 Strand London, No. 302/8' and also marked with seals of the Lord High Admiralty of Great Britain and of the King of Spain. Three-quarter plate movement with lever escapement and one minute tourbillon, made by Nicole Nielsen & Co. Movement engraved 'Makers to the Admiralty, S Smith & Son, 9 Strand London, No. 502-8' and 'To H.M. the King of Spain' with engraved seals of the Lord High Admiralty of Great Britain and of the King of Spain. Movement set behind glazed window of case. Presented to the Museum of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers by Smith Industries Ltd in 1968. Clockmakers' Museum No. 506

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3401
Materials:
gold (metal), steel (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy) and glass
type:
watch and lever movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers