Watch with portrait of Friedrick Wilhelm, the Great Elector

Watchmaker: Johann G. Racine Swiss
Case maker: Jean-Pierre Huaud, known as the younger Huaud Swiss

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The miniature is a portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia (1620–1688), who was known as the Great Elector. It was painted by the Swiss-born enamelist Jean-Pierre Huaud, who worked for a time at the court of the Elector in Berlin. Johann Racine, a watchmaker from Basel, evidently made a new movement for a treasured watchcase.

Watch with portrait of Friedrick Wilhelm, the Great Elector, Watchmaker: Johann G. Racine (Swiss, active Berlin, recorded 1748), Case: painted enamel on gold; Movement: brass and steel, Swiss, Geneva case with German, Berlin movement

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