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


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.


Geneva ca. 1618.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google