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.