Astronomical watch by George Margetts No.3043 in pair case, 1750-1810
A miniature version of the large astronomical clocks typically installed in churches across Europe, this exquisite watch does more than tell the time. It shows the phase of the Moon and the position of the Sun among the constellations of the Zodiac. It also shows which constellations will be visible above the horizon at night, gives the tide times at ports around Britain's coastline, and could even predict lunar and solar eclipses.
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- astronomical, brass (copper, zinc alloy), chronological, enamel, escapement, glass, horizontal, regulating, springs (elastic objects), timer
- astronomical watch
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
- Mr. Ricardo de Varennes
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