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Clocks and Scientific Instruments

Silver watch with engraved openwork case

Key data

Geneva, ca. 1650

Jean Rousseau II (1606–1684)

Inv. 1983.1007.

Description

This watch is fitted with an automatic striking mechanism and alarm. The bottom plate is signed “Jean Rousseau”, meaning Jean Rousseau II, great grandfather of the famous philosopher.

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historisches.museum(at)bs.ch

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