OPEN TO OFFERS. A very rare late 19th century (1875) 18ct gold open face chronometer pocket watch in excellent working order and good condition by M.F. Dent, watch maker to the Queen. Similar watch sold by Christies, London
Fine pocket chronometer by this most famous firm, with rare 'duo-in-uno' balance-spring. The white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, full plate chronometer movement and stamped with case maker's initials JTW for James T. White. Spring-detent escapement with original black-polished detent, the escape with safety train-locking screw. Top quality compensation balance with quarter timing nuts and duo-in-uno form of helical balance-spring. Perfect signed enamel dial, original blued-steel hands. Case diameter 53 mm. The movement signed M F Dent, watch maker to the Queen, 33 Cockspur Street, London 1875. Item sent by tracked insured shipping.