The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 397

The DuetUnsigned, Geneva, No. 1284, circa 1820.Very fine and unusual 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set two-train hour-striking quarter-repeating musical watch, made for the Chinese market.

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

USD 24,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 87,100

C. Four-body, 'Empire', the back cover decorated with a finely painted enamel scene depicting a couple, the lady holding a lyre and pointing to a musical score, the young man playing the Italian five-stringed guitar, the bezels inlaid with half pearls over translucent blue enamel, the band with half pearls set in a serpentine pattern against translucent red enamel over a flinqué ground, the pendant and bow in azure enamel set with half pearls, gold hinged cuvette decorated with musical instrumens in dark blue champlevé enamel encircled by an azure ring with a gold geometrical pattern. D. White enamel, Roman chapters, outer minute ring, Arabic 15 minute numerals, subsidiary sunk seconds dial at 3 o'clock. Blued-steel 'serpentine' hands. M. 46.6 mm o, gilt brass bridge calibre, fixed barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm monometallic balance, flat balance spring. The music with a revolving disc with pins on both sides, playing on 24 tuned teeth arranged in a fan shape, slide for music odemand at 6 o'clock, play/silent lever at 9 o'clock, repeating on two gongs by depressing the pendant.Diam. 57 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 314-315.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3 - 6
Movement: 4 - 8*
Dial: 3 - 01