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Watch: PW.18-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Moricand & Degrange




Verge watch in gold consular case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement signed 'Moricand & Degrange A GENEVE No 59168'. Balance bridge with pierced and engraved table, polished steel coquette. Brass balance wheel having banking pin in edge acting on ends of slide plate. Large silver regulating dial engraved 'ADVANCE' and 'RETARD'. Straight blued steel regulator hand. Square fusee iron post. Polished steel case bolt having truncated conical end, sliding in slot in plate, nib under dial. Adjustable potance, counter-potance screwed to back plate and has polished steel end piece with adjusting screw. Pillar plate with four turned pillars. Centre wheel sunk into pillar plate. '59168' stamped in pillar plate under dial. Fusee and chain, set up click under dial. Verge escapement. Train planted clockwise.

DIAL: Thin gold with polished raised minute ring, radial Roman chapters, inner ring and name plaque over VI o'clock. Matted behind chapters and engine turned centre. Winding hole at 1 o'clock. 'MORICAND & DEGRANGE' stamped in plaque. Edge of dial formed over pillar plate edge to secure.

HANDS: Spade and poker, blued steel.

CASE: 12 side coloured gold consular case with black and white enamelling in gold on back around an off centre coloured gold plaque. Inside case stamped '59168' and an illegible maker's mark in a lozenge (polished out).


History note: Unknown before S.G. Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Place(s) associated

  • Geneva ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1810

Components of the work

Case composed of enamel Height 53.25 mm Thickness 15.25 mm Width 45 mm
Dial, Case composed of gold
Movement, Hands composed of steel
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 35 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 36.25 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 2.25 mm
Movement, Dial

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Moricand & Degrange A GENEVE No 59168'
  • Location: Movement
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.18-1923
Primary reference Number: 207287
Watch no.: 59168
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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