Lot 4161. Pocket watch: important and extremely rare Arnold Pocket chronometer with "right-angle compensation", Jn.R.Arnold No. 3022, Hallmarks 1818

Estimate value:€ 5 000–12 000
Auction date:19.10.2019   16:30
Lot 4161Pocket watch: important and extremely rare Arnold Pocket chronometer with "right-angle compensation", Jn.R.Arnold No. 3022, Hallmarks 1818
Approx. 58mm, approx. 150g, typical Arnold silver case, double hinged, à goutte, London Hallmarks 1818, case makers mark TH (Thomas Hardy), No. 3022, in accordance with the plant number on the circuit Board, circuit Board, signed and numbered, Arnold Spring chronometer with extremely rare regulation "right-angle compensation", magnificently engraved cock, steel balance, original, signed and numbered enamel dial (fine hair cracked), gold hands, in good working condition; 3-piece Mahagonibox. It is very difficult to remain unchanged Arnold chronometers with this rare to find design. The Chronometer was first auctioned off in 2005 in Geneva, and comes from a significant chronometer collection (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/dl7). The experts in Geneva, wrote at the time to this watch: "It is rare to find unconverted Arnold escapement; it is even rarer to find one with such unusual compensation. In a regular compensation curb, all parts are made fixed and are installed as such; they cannot be adjusted, and they either work correctly or do not. In this watch, the compensation can be adjusted by changing the point at which it acts on the regulator pin: the closer to the center, the greater the compensation, the farther away, the lesser the compensation. It seems that the present compensation what Arnold's answer to Earnshaw's sugar - tong compensation"!

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