Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 481

MUSICAL REPEATING POCKET WATCH Louis Hormong gold musical and quarter-repeating, pocket watch, No. 7243. Made circa 1820. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, musical pocket watch with music playing on the hour or at will.

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,250

Four-body, "Empire", engine-turned with polished borders, reeded band, bolt at 2 o`clock to lock the repeat and at 6 for the music. Hinged gilt brass cuvette with apertures for winding and hand-setting. Gold, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals on enamel cartouche, outer minute divisions on enamel. Blued steel Breguet hands. 51 mm.(22```), gilt brass two-train, with standing barrel for the going train, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel endplate, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Sur plateau musical movement with 29 tuned steel vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc, music/silence lever at the edge of the cuvette beneath the back cover. Case and movement numbered 7243.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 57 mm. THICKNESS 17 mm.