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Probably by Piguet & Meylan
AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED DIAL CIRCA 1810
Estimate
22,00038,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
86
Probably by Piguet & Meylan
AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED DIAL CIRCA 1810
Estimate
22,00038,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Probably by Piguet & Meylan
AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED DIAL CIRCA 1810
Movement: gilded, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, standing barrels for going and music trains
Dial: polychrome enamel painted dial depicting a lady beneath a musical score strumming a lyre beside a lake, gilded engine-turned dial to the centre with Roman numerals, outer minute ring, blued steel moon hands
Case: gold, the back with radiating engine-turned stylised shell-form centre, small oval blank cartouche, surrounded by three concentric rings one engraved with floral swags, further with engine-turning and outer with roundels within wave-form borders, the band chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, case maker's mark I.E. within a diamond-shaped cartouche, gilt-metal cuvette with separate apertures for winding, going and musical trains and for hand-set, cuvette signed Js. Ruegger à Genève
diameter 58mm
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Catalogue Note

While musical watches during this period are not inherently unusual, what makes this piece stand out is the fact that a miniaturized version of a music score has been enamelled on the dial. making this in many ways the non plus ultra of musical watches. 

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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