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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 47

ALAIN SILBERSTEIN - MUSICAL BIRD IN A BOX - LIMITED EDITION Alain Silberstein, Architecte Horloger, "Un Oiseau Dans La Boite" / "A Bird in a Box", No. 02/99. Produced in a limited edition of 99 examples in the 1990s. Fine and rare, square, beech-wood singing bird box with music playing one song at will. Accompanied by an Alain Silberstein ballpoint pen fitted with a watch, a box, certificate and instructions. The singing bird box:

Two-body with steel hinges, steel bracket to hold the pen watch, bird cover engraved with the Alain Silberstein logo. Inside top the key to wind the singing bird mechanism, the bottom the music with winding key. Pen watch with mechanical 17 jewel movement, white dial with Alain Silberstein hands and signature. Gilt brass, going barrel and bellow, the revolving bird with moving wings, tail and beak, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel, gilt brass grill, pierced and engraved. The music with 4 cm. pinned cylinder, fly regulator and a comb with 37 tuned steel blades.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 50,000 - 66,000 / USD 6,900 - 9,200

Sold: CHF 7,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Signed. Movement cover engraved "Manufacture Reuge - Ste- Croix, Suisse." DIM. 13.3 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm.