Lot 4240. Pocket watch: particularly heavy and technically highly interesting English Pocket chronometers, former noble possession, Robert Pennington, London, movement No. 4-433, Go. No. 4784, CA. 1830

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Auction date:04.05.2019   16:30
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Lot 4240Pocket watch: particularly heavy and technically highly interesting English Pocket chronometers, former noble possession, Robert Pennington, London, movement No. 4-433, Go. No. 4784, CA. 1830
Approx. Ø63mm, approx. 219g, silver, high quality gold hinges, back side, noble coat of arms with 9-pointed crown (Graf), case-maker-hallmark CH, English Hallmarks of 1830, full platinum work, the chain/screw with "Harrison's constant force", spring chronometer escapement, Penningtons secondary error-compensation balance, free-floating blued, left winding cylindrical Hairspring (a special feature of Pennington), Diamond endstone, enamel dial, blued steel hands, very beautiful condition, fully functional. Robert Pennington was a very well-known watchmaker, was from about 1780 until his death in 1824 in London. He is considered the inventor of the screw balance is a very early Version of it was used in the present Chronometer. Pennington worked with William Howells and a number of other well-known watchmakers; from 1794 to 1799, this group was at least 27 pieces of Thomas Mudges for marine chronometers in the order of his son. Pennington also established the excellent drawings of printed circuit boards in "A Description with Plates", by Mudge, Jr. in 1799 was published.

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