Lot No. 592 (91st Auction)
Presumably St. Croix, 43 mm, 65 g, circa 1825

A gentleman's extraordinary and small quarter repeating pocket watch with double wheel duplex escapement, quarter hour self strike and musical movement
Case: 18k rose gold, engine-turned, engine-turned band, slide for repetition and for activating the musical movement, case maker's punch mark "IC". Dial: gold, engine-turned, applied round cartouches with inlaid radial Roman numerals, lozenge pink gold hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, 2 going barrels, sur plateau musical movement with pinned disc and two combs with eight and nine vibrating blades, three-arm mirror polished steel balance.

This extraordinary piece combines a musical movement with a hammer strike; on release a short tune is played that is immediately followed by the quarter strike with two hammers. It is also unusual that such a watch was fitted with what was at the time a novel escapement known for its precision.
Estimate  8,000 - 12,000 €

Price Realised  7,200 €
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