Maker: Movement by Nicholas Vallin (recorded ca. 1590, died 1603)
Date: ca. 1600
Culture: British, London
Medium: Case and dial: gold, partly enameled; movement: gilded brass and steel
Dimensions: Overall: 1 7/16 × 15/16 in. (3.7 × 2.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1475
Made in the shape of an ensign of the English Order of the Garter, the case of this watch depicts Saint George fighting the dragon, and its band is enameled with the motto of the order: HONI.SOIT.QVI/ MAL.Y. PENSE. Its function as a timekeeper would have been incidental to its function as a jewel required to be worn by a knight of the order as part of his daily dress.