Historical pocket watch with enameled case
Historical pocket watch, gilt case with enameled back, verge escapement, circa 1800. On the dial there is the slogan of Moreau de St Méry : "Il est toujours l'heure de faire le bien".
This watch was the property of Méderic Louis Elie Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), a great politician during the French Revolution of 1789. He had also discovered the grave of Christoph Colomb, and written a lot of books.