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18ct gold and enamel pocket watch. Circa 1790
18ct gold and enamel pocket watch. Circa 1790
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18ct gold and enamel pocket watch. Circa 1790

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Ferdinand Berthoud
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  • Brand: Ferdinand Berthoud
  • Circa: 1790
  • Model: Pocket watch
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: N/A
  • Movement: Manual 
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Open face case featuring an enamel scene, possibly Dutch, of three figures playing chess. Also features a protective outer case.
  • Dial: White enamel dial with outer minute track featuring black printed Arabic numeral hour markers with gold spade hands and winding aperture at 2 o'clock
  • Case dimensions: 35mm
  • Bracelet/strap: N/A
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 9728

Essay: Ferdinand Berthoud (1727 - 1807), was a scientist and watchmaker who became master watchmaker in Paris in 1753.

Berthoud, who held the position of Horologist-Mechanic by appointment to the King and the Navy, left behind him an exceptionally broad body of work, in particular in the field of sea chronometers.