Piguet & Meylan
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.