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The Ritz-carlton Hotel, June 06, 2004

LOT 347

Geneva, No. 9945 circa 1820. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter repeating musical watch with music playing on the hour or at will with special dial.

C. Three-body, Empire, engine turned with ribbed band. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Gold and enamel, champlevé, enamel Breguet chapter ring with enamel cartouch, outer minute track, engine-turned center, painted on enamel scene in the lower half depicting an allegory of music. Blued steel “Breguet” hands. M. 51 mm, gilt brass two-train movement with engraved standing barrel for the going train, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, small engraved gilt brass cock, repeating on gongs by depressing the pendant. Sur plateau musical movement, 21 tuned vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc,Case punched with casemaker’s mark PHP.Diam. 58 mm.

C. Three-body, Empire, engine turned with ribbed band. Hinged gilt brass cuvette.
D. Gold and enamel, champlevé, enamel Breguet chapter ring with enamel cartouch, outer minute track, engine-turned center, painted on enamel scene in the lower half depicting an allegory of music. Blued steel “Breguet” hands.
M. 51 mm, gilt brass two-train movement with engraved standing barrel for the going train, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, small engraved gilt brass cock, repeating on gongs by depressing the pendant. Sur plateau musical movement, 21 tuned vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc,Case punched with casemaker’s mark PHP.Diam. 58 mm.

HKD 50,000 - 65,000

EUR 5,300 - 7,000 / USD 6,500 - 8,500

Sold: HKD 86,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 15
Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01