Gold & Enamel Verge Fusee by Daniel Moilliet of Geneva c1790

The ornate gold case is in excellent condition with virtually no signs of wear and no dents or dings. All the hinges, clasp and the button to the case are strong with the case closing firmly. The rear of the case has an original hand painted portrait of a young lady surrounded by translucent green enamel and set with semi-precious stones. The front bezel is also set with semi-precious stones. The white enamel dial has large black roman numerals with Arabic numerals to the outer chapter ring and gold beetle and poker hands. There is one slight chip to the dial at the winding hole but is difficult to see, there are no hairlines. Although the glass is in good condition there is one small chip to the edge of the glass. The movement is in wonderful condition with its pierced and engraved cock with steel coqueret, early Tompion regulator and cylindrical pillars. The movement is signed by its maker Daniel Moilliet of Geneva who is listed as being active in Geneva as a watchmaker in the later part of the 18th century.

The watch is working well and running the full length of the fusee chain. It is keywound and set at the front and comes with a key and approx. 44 mm in diameter. Overall a very original gold and enamel Verge by Moilliet in extremely good condition throughout.