Thomas Mercer No. 1/30
A rare English solid silver chronometer carriage timepiece with original travelling case and key. Buckingham model.
The silvered dial signed Thomas Mercer, subsidiary seconds dial and a state of wind indicator. Blued steel hands.
Solid silver case with bevelled glass to the sides, rear lift up door and top. The case rotating on the base.
The substantial eight day chain fusee movement with maintaining power, Earnshaw type detent escapement with a freesprung palladium helical balance spring and heavy bimetallic balance.
The original black leather tooled travelling case with lift out front cover is lined in blue velvet and the original safety winding key is stored in the top.
Date circa 1974
Height 6 1/4 inches (16 cm)