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    Swiss Rare & Unique 1/4 Hour Repeater Musical Pocket Watch With Exposition Dial, circa 1810
    Case: pair case, outer 68 mm case with applied and embossed leather, silver circular sound openings, six joint side hinge, red stone set push piece for the clasp, inner 59 mm three body silver case with inner bell, pierced central band, elaborately pierced lace and fan form silver wire work back cover, silver slide on the rim to activate the music at will, music also activates automatically on the change of the hour
    Dial: central enamel dial in a rose gold bowl mount, gold Louis XV hands, Arabic numeral, black minute track with gold dots
    Movement: gilt, "sur plateau" musical system with 22 tuned blued steel tone rods playing on both sides of a pinned circular disc, standing barrels for the going train and the musical train, cylinder escapement with three arm balance, blued steel plate screws and balance end cap, steel index regulator, 1/4 hour repeat activated by depressing the pendant
    Signed: the later cases exhibit superior craftsmanship and the top movement plate is stamped P&M 1321


    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss Rare 1/4 Hour Repeater Musical Pocket Watch
    Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals
    Hands; gold filigree
    Metal: silver, nickel and leather
    Case Info: pair case, filigree inner, leather outer
    Case Width: 68 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt, standing barrels for the going and musical trains, cylinder escapement, repeat activated from the pendant sounding on inner bell, "sur plateau" musical system with 22 tuned blued steel tone rods playing on both sides of the pinned circular disc
    Circa: 1810
    Condition: dial with hairline, movement is very good, cases are exceptional and very good but later made
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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