Important renaissance astronomical verge watch with engraving of King James I by David Ramsay

Description

Highly important and early pocket watch. This oval watch is in silver and gilt-metal and has several astronomical indications such as months with signs of the zodiac, day with ruling planet, lunar date, moon-phases and planet hour.

The magnificent engraving of King James I makes this watch made by David Ramsay unique.

 

This watch has been sold by Artimo to a private collector from the U.K. for 50.000 £ in 1996.

This same private collector sold the present watch at Sotheby’s London « The Celebration of the English Watch – Part 1 »  on the 15th of December 2015 for 989.000,00 GBP.

Period

Geneva ca. 1618.

 

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