Daniel de St. Leu, London, beautiful self striking gold verge watch for Ottoman market, 1780

This beauty comes from important watchmaker Daniel de St. Leu, who was specialized in the production of watches for the wealthy Ottoman market, where the clientele wanted their watches to be pieces of jewelry, often in lavish gold cases with elaborate decoration (Watch wiki) He produced some of the most exquisite watches of the 18th century. He was active from 1753 – 1797. In 1756 he was appointed watchmaker to Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III.
The present watch is an typical example of Daniel  de St. Leu`s fine craftsmanship. An impressive gold pair-cased, richly decorated and engraved verge watch with quarter hour self striking for Turkish market.
Full plate signed movement with applied floral ornaments, chain/fusee, solid circular movement pillars, 2 hammers, signed movement protection cap, three arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance cock.
Enamel dial with Ottoman numerals
The watch has recently been serviced by our watchmaker and is in outstanding condition, working perfectly!
diameter outer case 62mm, 183g