Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 414

MUSICAL WATCH KEY Musical Watch Key Swiss, Geneva. Made circa 1820. Very fine and extremely rare, gold and painted on enamel keyless musical watch key.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 15,000

Two-body, oval, wirework terminals, the winding key acts as the winding crown, decorated on one side with a painted on enamel scene of flowers, the reverse with an enamel basket and birds, hair locket. 27 x 19 mm., brass petit barillet with pinned cylinder, eight blued steel tuned teeth in a vertical stack, start/stop lever in the side of the case .

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense


DIAM.35 x 29 mm.