Interesting cylinder movement by this famous London firm, circa 1825.
Fullplate fusee movement with plain barrel-bar and typical narrow-nosed balance cock, the original cap post holes now filled. Cylinder escapement with steel escape of the form associated with Breguet in Paris, and by just a few Vulliamy watches in London. Steel balance, spiral balance-spring. One-piece enamel dial with ground (lowered) centre on a brass-edge that has been later fitted to the movement, gold hands. In a married but safe to use silver case with 'bull's eye' glass, hallmarked London 1849. 44 mm diameter.
Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy, son of Benjamin, Clockmakers to King George III and the Prince Regent, later George IV, suppliers of best quality clocks and watches to the English aristocracy, the Houses of Parliament as well as many London clubs and institutions. NB: This form of cylinder escape wheel is usually only seen in watches sold by the Paris firm of Breguet, and very few English watches are known with them.
Wear to engine-turned case and lacking the original cap, otherwise in good usable condition. Cleaned for its previous owner and looks to be working correctly.
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