A fine and rare 18ct gold and enamel decorated quarter repeating automata musical watch with cylinde
Lot 144
A fine and rare 18ct gold and enamel decorated quarter repeating automata musical watch with cylinder escapement Signed around the movement band Hy. Capt a Geneve, numbered 444
Sold for CHF 59,925 (US$ 63,532) inc. premium

Auction 11293: Fine Watches
17 May 2004 18:00 CEST

Geneva
Lot Details
A fine and rare 18ct gold and enamel decorated quarter repeating automata musical watch with cylinder escapement
Signed around the movement band Hy. Capt a Geneve, numbered 444
full plate movement with applied well engraved half plate with single footed cock with ruby endstone, Maltese cross stopwork, repeating the hours and quarters on twin steel gongs, with separate musical train, the dial with off-set gold arabic dial set above the centre, the lower half set with a three-colour gold scene of a male harp player and his female companion playing the lute, each with an articulated arm to mimic strumming the strings in time to the music, all set a polychrome enamel backdrop of a forest, a rose tree, a ruined castle and a waterfall with misty mountains in the distance, the case with reeded band and polished rear cover, punch numbered 444 next to an oval G.D punch, and another in copperplate script RC?, with snap on front bezel, together with an associated guard chain

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