This is an extremely rare, high grade pocket watch by the prestigeous firm of Charles Frodsham that was made in 1856 and includes a power reserve indicator.
Charles Frodsham is regarded by many to be one of the most influential pocket watch and clock makers of the mid-Victorian era.
His highest grade of pocket watches – designated AD FMSZ are regarded as the highest grade ever made by the company, and this one is not only one of these but has two wonderful features. Firstly it is set with a diamond end stone (middle image on the second row). Traditionally these were set without stones or with a sapphire or ruby in the more higher grade movements and of course a diamond is only used on the finest quality pocket watches.
And secondly, not only does it keep superb time, but it also has a power reserve to show when the pocket watch needs to be wound.
All of this was made in 1856, and is a real testament to the high quality watch and clock makers of this time.
The case is made in solid 18ct yellow gold and measures 50mma across and is a rear set for both the winding and to set the time.
To own a Charles Frodsham pocket watch is a real treat and this is certainly one for the collectors out there.