Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 155

Monnier, Bienne, Swiss, No. 59658, made circa 1900. Rare, gun metal, musical watch with painted on enamel dial.

USD 4,500 - 5,500

EUR 4,000 - 5,000

Sold: USD 6,785

C. four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, glazed cuvette. D. rose enamel, eccentric Roman chapter with outer minute divisions set at the top, below painted musical trophies with foliate branches on each side. Gilt "Louis XV" hands.M. frosted gilt, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance with flat balance spring, cylinder musical movement with 31 vibrating blade comb, patented centrifugal governor.Punched with maker's mark inside back cover.Diam. 63 mmThe watch employs a rare and unusual musical

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original