Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel

Made:
c. 1840 in Paris
maker:
Henri Jean-Francois Motel
Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel

Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold watch made for Queen Amelie of France by Henri Motel
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold engine-turned case. White enamel dial signed ‘hri Motel hges de la Marine Rle No. 48’ with subsidiary seconds. Steel hands. Mahogany deck box with silver plate inscribed ‘Don de la Reine Amelie H H’. Cuvette engraved with equation-of-time table. Pivoted detent escapement. Four-arm compensation balance, conical balance spring without terminal curve. Jewelled to centre. Paris, c.1840

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1135

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4040
Materials:
baize, brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, glass, gold (metal), mahogany (wood), silver and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 73 mm x 64 mm x 21 mm,
box: 52 mm x 94 mm x 52 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers