No. 118. Attractive small marine chronometer by Winnerl, France, circa 1850.
Fine mahogany case with 49 hour going marine Chronometer with power reserve indicator. Silvered dial with Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds and Up-and-Down scale. Dial and case numbered 235. Solid mahogany, with sliding observation lid and external brass handles, brass bowl and circular gimballed suspension. Movement with fusee with chain and maintaining power, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, two-arm balance with cylindrical weights and timing screws. Signed on the dial. HWD 16x16x14 cm. Price on request.
The clock maker: Tardy pages 653 – 655.
Brief biography :
Winnerl - Joseph Thaddeus, Paris. 1799: born in Müreck (Austria). 1886: died Paris. Came in 1829 to Paris. An eminent maker of watches and chronometers. Invented a split-second mechanism for chronographs. Astro clock : Paris Observatory. Marine chronometer: Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris.
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