“Pair of Miniature Silver Watches” Felix Guinand, Swiss, No. 3974 & 3977. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1875. Very fine, miniature pair of silver pocket watches with center seconds and original morocco fitted case. Two-body, “Consular”, polished, spring-loaded and glazed cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions and Arabic 15 minute/second numerals. Blued steel “ovoid” hands. 27 mm (12’’’), gilded and entirely foliate engraved, “Chinese” caliber, 16 jewels, free-standing barrel, counterpoised lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Dials, cases and movements signed Guinand in Chinese characters. Diam. 34 mm. Notes It is very unusual to find such a small pair of Chinese market watches in their original fitted case. For a discussion of watches made for the Chinese market, see pages 196 - 201.