Brockbanks & Atkins, fine 18K gold open face pocket chronometer from 1817
This fine heavy pocket chronometer, signed Brockbanks % Atkins/London was manufactured in 1817.
Gilt finished chain fusee movement with Earnshaw spring detent escapement, unusual 3-arm balance with circular compensation weights!
Perfect enamel dial with Roman numerals, gilt spade hands, subsidiary seconds
Heavy plain case with cuvette, engraved inscription: Robert Williams, Bridehead and a crest, 248gr. and diameter 65mm, case and cuvette numbered and stamped WM for case maker William Mordan and London date letter for 1817!
This high end object is in a perfect condition, unbelievable for a more than 200 years old watch with a well known history. This watch is a real beauty!!
Robert Williams, MP
|Birthplace:||Bridehead, Littlebredy, Dorset, UK|
|Death:||June 07, 1890 (79)|
|Immediate Family:||Son of Robert Williams, MP and Frances Williams
Husband of Lady Emilia Maria Leslie and Mary Anne Williams
Father of John Arthur Williams; Sir Robert Williams 1st Bt.; Mary Frances Sophia Williamsand Fanny Louisa Williams
Brother of Frances (Fanny) Troyte
|Occupation:||Politician and tractarian sympathiser|
Price on request