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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 145

MORICAND - MUSICAL AND REPEATING POCKET WATCH GOLD Ch.t Moricand a Genève, No. 48834. Made circa 1790. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, musical pocket watch with music playing on the hour or at will.

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 with white enamel cartouches for the Arabic numerals, outer white enamel minute track, engine-turned center. 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

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11

Good

Slightly worn

Movement: 3-6*

Good

Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01

Good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial and case signed. DIAM. 56 mm.THICKNESS 21 mm.