18 Carat Gold Le Roy Et Fils Open Face Pocket Watch
18 carat gold Le Roy et fils open face pocket watch. Lovely quality very fine Gentleman’s key wind pocket watch by a great watchmaker with addresses in Paris and on Regent Street London.Lovely dial with fine hands and large sub seconds dial. Slight indentation to rear of case. Code 1754.
Le Roy et fils was a French watchmaker. The company was founded in 1785 by Basile Charles le Roy. The company became successful and survived the turmoils of the French Revolution. It became the clockmaker to Napoleon I and also was purveyor to his sister Princess Pauline. After the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, it was a warrant holder for the Duke of Bourbon. The shop in London was at 57 New Bond Street. It was a British Royal Warrant holder under Queen Victoria, and was the only foreign clockmaker that had the British royal warrant.