MUSICAL AND REPEATING GOLD POCKET WATCH
Swiss, the movement attributed to Piguet et Meylan, No. 263,
case No. 1722. Made circa 1825.
Fine and rare, large, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, musical
pocket watch with music playing on the hour or at will.
Four-body, "Empire", engine-turned with polished
borders and bezel, bolt at 1 o`clock to lock the repeat and at
7 for the music. Hinged gilt brass cuvette with apertures for
winding and hand-setting.
Gold, small offset with radial champlevé Roman
numerals on an engine-turned chapter ring, outer minute
divisions, engine-turned center with applied gold foliage
and outer foliate border, dial mask chased and engraved
with foliate scrolls. Blued steel Breguet hands.
51 mm.(22```), gilt brass two-train, with foliate engraved
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,
27 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.