In the Museum’s collection is a sumptuous gold watch (ca. 1750) inside a gold case that is thickly set with more than 90 diamonds. The watch is signed on the movement by noted London clockmaker maker Richard Peckover (active 1737–56); the dial is signed Markwick, Markham and Perigal, London, which was one of the few firms allowed by the Turkish sultan to sell English watches in Istanbul. The glittering outer case was likely made in India or possibly in Turkey. Our stunning locket watch is based on this eighteenth-century treasure.
18K gold overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Quartz movement. Lobster claw closure. Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; chain: 32''L.