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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 144

PIGUET & MEYLAN MUSICAL AND REPEATING POCKET WATCH GOLD Piguet et Meylan, No. 5479. Made circa 1820. 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, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals on brushed reserves, outer minute divisions. Blued steel serpentine 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. Movement punched PM in a lozenge on the dial plate for Piguet & Meylan, case and movement numbered 5479.

CHF 5,500 - 7,500

HKD 44,000 - 61,000 / USD 5,500 - 7,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-19

Very good


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 56 mm.THICKNESS 17 mm.