Lot No. 564* (89th Auction)
Albert Didisheim & Frères, St. Imier, Swiss, Movement No. 9199, Case No. 9242, 59 mm, 144 g, circa 1905

A gentleman’s fine and rare cylinder musical pocket watch, almost as new. The famous tune "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay" from the revue "Tuxedo" was first performed in 1891 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Case: silver, engraved cartouche, engine-turned, slide for musical movement and silence. Dial: enamel, painted rowing scene, eccentric chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: plate movement, tandem winding for two barrels, brass, cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance. Musical movement: brass barrel with steel pins and 27 vibrating blades, governor.
Estimate  5,000 - 7,000 €
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