Large ‘first series’ fullplate movement with going-barrel and beautifully engraved cap. Sapphire cylinder (frictional rest) escapement with polished steel escape. Plain 4-arm gilt brass balance, spiral balance spring. 51.5 mm diameter, 12 mm deep, not including dial (lacking) and centre arbor.
Paul Philip Barraud and John Richard Lund, one of the leading London watch and chronometer manufacturers, of which the late Cedric Jagger produced a good history and checklist of their productions in his books Paul Phillip Barraud and its Supplement.
NB: This rare movement is almost certain to have been originally housed in one of Barraud’s wonderful painted enamel cases, see Jagger’s Supplement, plate XXXI, page 227. However, unlike the complete watch shown, this movement, No 9589, is not stamped JAPY and gives every indication of being English work throughout.
Previously offered in Charles Allix & Associates 1994 Postal Auction Catalogue No 1, lot 56. Lacking dial hands and motion work, but retaining its annular brass-edge. Otherwise in good, complete and original condition, noting the bloom of dried up oil. Not cleaned by me but will tick when wound.