Campiche, other examples
There are thought to be a maximum of six examples made by
Campiche and may have been done in partnership with Paul Ditisheim. Mr.
Ditisheim the production model of the marine chronometer, a smaller size
that fits into a standard chronometer box.
This advertisement in the September 1983 issue of
Antiquarian Horology, page 330.
The first photo is from the Christie's, London catalog,
November 24, 1998, lot #417. This is likely the same as the one in the
advertisement, top photo, both are signed Campiche and have plain, possibly
gilt, brass movement plates. This is serial number five. The second photo is
an enlargement from a travel article from the September 1983 Antiquarian
Horology, page 383. This was photographed at the time from the clock dealer
of Ercoli and Patrizzi, it was priced at the time for 600 Pounds Sterling.
The serial number is unknown but this appears to have the same spotted plate
design and seconds dial hand style as that in the author's collection. The
main difference is the base, which is certainly a later addition to hold a
rectangular glass enclosure.