Geneva, Nov 06, 2021

LOT 65


CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 128,000 - 212,000 / USD 16,300 - 27,100 / EUR 14,000 - 23,300

Sold: CHF 18,750

A very fine, rare, limited, manual wind, 18k white musical wristwatch playing 4 different tunes.

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Grading System
Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Mermod Freres

Model Primo 4

Reference 56K-PO.101

Year Circa 2007

Bracelet Leather with a stainless steel Mermod Freres buckle

Diameter 46 mm

Caliber MF 101, 36 jewels

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box made by Reugge including a musical box playing Waltz No. 02 by Schostakovitch, presentation booklet


Mermod Freres The historic Mermod Frères brand was revived in Sainte-Croix in 2007. The company was originally founded in 1816 by the four sons of Louis Mermod. During the 19th century the firm became very famous and successful, particularly in central and Eastern Europe. The business extended to making mechanical music, and producing outstanding pieces. In 1929, the economic depression caused the business to close. Mermod Freres took part in many Universal Exhibitions and won the astounding number of 27 gold medals. The Primo 4 watch is the only mechanical watch with a musical function that provides four tunes on four separate musical discs. The development of this complex movement required four years of research, analysis and tests with acoustic and resonance constraints. The watch consists of 577 separate parts, manufactured and assembled by hand. The music transmission also goes through the sapphire crystal of the case. This crystal required 12 months of research and tests to obtain optimal acoustics. There are contact points between the crystal and the musical module of the movement so that it optimizes musical vibrations. This edition was comprises 50 pieces in yellow gold; 50 in pink gold and 50 in white gold. The Tunes of the Primo 4 Musical Movement W.A. Mozart, The Magic Flute (Glockenspiel) ; J. Pachelbel, Canon ; J. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 ; Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Spring)