Museum quality single-hand Oignon Pocket Watch with alarm, Masson a Paris 1685. Original silver case, on the reverse with engraved noble coat of arms, very beautiful design pierced and engraved sound opening in the form of foliage.
Original bell made of bronze. The case is excellently preserved. Early French verge fusé movement with alarm clock,, magnificently engraved barrel, signed, coq decorated with birds of paradise, squirrel and mythical creatures, fire-gilt, blued screws, The movement was recently cleaned and is beautifully preserved. Beautiful enamel dial with central gilded alarm dail, original blued iron hand, unusual winding through the dial with negative square, matching original key, dial fine hirsute, overall very nice condition, functional, museum collector's watch.
Diameter 58mm, weight 192g, circa 1685. (Antoine) Masson, a French Huguenot, active in Dijon from 1630 to 1685. From 1685 active in Paris, moved in 1686 from the Bastille to Versailles.
In 1687 he flees, probably to Geneva where he gets 1692 rights as a citizen. Literature: Tardy Dictionnaire des horlogers francais & O Patrizzi: Dictionnaire of the horlogers Genevois. Sehr gut / very good. The love for old things has kept me working as an antique dealer for over twenty-five years. Originally born in Denmark, I have been living in Berlin for a long time.
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