An Early French Striking And Quarter Repeating Carriage Clock in the style of Breguet
Case: The gilt case with engine-turned top and circular platform viewing glass with a folding handle and repeat button. Cast foliate borders to the top and bottom, glazed to the sides and top, flanked by reeded columns. The front door allowing acess for winding and hand setting. Standing on four bun feet.
Dial: The gilt rectangular, crisp engine turned dial mask inset with a circular silver dial with an engine-turned centre, Roman numerals and outer minute divisions with blued steel 'Breguet' hands. Substantial winding square with calender aperture below.
Movement: Well made movement with large single barrel driving the going and strike trains. The fully jewelled gilt platform has a club tooth lever escapement, a split, bi-metallic, temperature compensated, balance, large timing screws and a blued steel 'Breguet' overcoil hairspring. The regulator being accessed through an aperture at the top of the dial.
Duration: 8 days.
Of interest: This exceptional movement has the most unusual feature of a sing barrel driving both the going and striking trains. Very few clockmakers produced such pieces but most notably, Abraham Louis Breguet.