Watch

MADE CIRCA: 1780

MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold and Enamel

MOVEMENT: Verge Escapement

Notes

Pierre Gregson was a British watchmaker creating fine verge watches in France and Geneva between 1778 and 1795. His timepieces were often embellished with precious stones and detailed enamel, examples of which can be seen in the V & A Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

World History

- The first Epsom Derby horse race is run on Epsom Downs, Surrey, England. The victor is Diomed.

- American Revolutionary War: Battle of Springfield – The Continental Army defeats the British in New Jersey.

- Emperor Kōkaku accedes to the throne of Japan.

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