A private European collection.
Derek Roberts, "Carriage and other travelling clocks", 1993, p. 324 and 326.
G. Daniels, 1975 "The Art of Breguet".
Later examples are illustrated in R. Good, 1996 "Victorian clocks", item 12 hallmarked 1889.
Allix and Bonnert 1974/1981 "Carriage Clocks", plate IX/76 hallmarked 1901.
The hump-backed case with plain moulded edges and raised on button feet, set to the top with a chain handle, the gilt arched dialplate decorated all over with engine turning and set with three silver dials, the largest with gold moon hands reading against a dotted outer minute track and elegant Roman numerals, the chapter ring with engraved borders and a very finely engine turned centre set with a recessed subsidiary seconds dial below XII with blued steel hand and a recessed moonphase aperture spanning between VII and V with outer Arabic scale giving the age of the moon as it traverses the blued and silver starry night sky, all set within a milled bezel over two subsidiary dials with matching bezels, the left hand side engraved with days of the week (in English), and the right hand side with date of the month in alternate Arabic numerals 1-31, both subsidiaries with counterpoised blued steel arrow hands, the whole arched dial framed by a silver angled sight ring, the movement wound and set through a pair of pivotted shutters in the otherwise solid rear door, the door opened via a hidden pin set into the underside of the rear right hand side foot, the backplate signed and with setting arbors for the hands, day and date, the movement with arched plates united by four turned pillars, the contrate wheel set in a jewelled endstop with triple-screwed chaton, with calendar setting arbors below, maintaining power to the single chain fusee and with all wheels of five crossings, the train terminating in a large gilt platform with jewelled arbors in double screwed chatons, the cut and compensated bimetallic balance to an overcoiled blued steel spring and English type lever escapement.