Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland

Made:
1795-1805 in Switzerland
Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780 Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780 Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780

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Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
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Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland, c.1780
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bracelet watch by Broillal, Switzerland c.1780. Visible brilliant-set escapement beside a white enamel dial, within a bezel set with pearls. Striking on a small bell. Gold rectangular case. One edge has a lever engraved 'faites sonner' (ring) and the other side sonne/non sonne (strike/silent). On the back is a sliding cover engraved 'Tournez les aiguilles. Remontre a gauche' . The case of the watch clips onto two fastenings secured to a ribbon which can be tied around the wrist, making this an early form of wristwatch.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1187

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4097
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamonds, enamel, gold (metal), pearls and steel (metal)
Measurements:
case: 33 mm x 23 mm x 12 mm,
type:
bracelet watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers