9.15 Fancy gilt BREGUET Pocket Watch Key c1810

This is a French gilt metal pocket watch key made circa 1810 These types of keys have an internal ratchet which means they can only turn and wind one way. This type of key was developed by the master watch maker Breguet and were designed to be used with watches which could only be wound one way in order not to break them The key has a fancy round handle decorated with carved detailing Down the body of the key are raised gilt borders and also a suspension loop so that it can be attached to a watch chain The steel winding end has a gilt sleeve and is a size 2 The key measures 25mm long x 8mm wide The key is in 80% mint condition the winding end has gone a little round through wear but is still useable and the key has traces of metal coming through the gilt covering

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