Pocket Watches

Сarillon minute-repeating pocket watch

    Сarillon minute-repeating pocket watch

    France, Paris

    Circa 1840

    Breguet, Abraham-Louis

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; embossing, guilloche, engraving

    Diameter 5.7 cm; thickness 0.9 cm

    The movement lid is marked with "owl" in oval. The inscription in Turkish on the dial: on the movement: "33681"


    Mechanical pocket watch in round artistically executed gold case with festooned rim, two lids, repeater lever in the shape of a crown with sliding pin and ring.  Round medallion with flower bouquet is in the case lid center. it is ornated with embossed patterns of ovals and raised onlays of floral wreaths and roses from multicolor gold. The movement lid is decorated with a variety of guilloche patterns with the inscription, in rectangular ornate escutcheon in the centre: “ECHAPPEMENT A CYLINDRE HUIT TRUOS EN RUBIS Breguet a Paris".

    White enamel dial, numerals and hours' scale graduations are black, the Breguet hands are gold. The dial with two scales in the Turkish-Osmanli typeface: minutes' scale, divided into 60 graduations, and hours' - divided into 12 graduations. The bezel is adorned with embossed grooves and appliqué flowers.

    The movement is jewelled and has a pierced bimetallic balance wheel with screws, spring-powered cylinder escapement, and minute repeater on two gongs with three hammers. The watch is key winded, the same key is used to set the hands.


    Intended for the market of the Ottoman Empire