Pocket Watches

Musical quarter repeater pocket watch

    Musical quarter repeater pocket watch

    Switzerland, Geneva

    Circa 1820

    Movement by Piguet & Meylan (?)
    Case by Frères Oltramare

    Gold, enamel, metal alloys, pearls, turquoise; champlevé, painted enamel, engraving, guilloche

    Diameter - 5.9 cm; thickness - 0.8 cm

    The bezel, case and movement lids are marked: "2421".
    The cuvette is marked: "FO" in lozenge


    Musical quarter repeater pocket watch in round gold case excoriated with pearls and turquoise, with two lids, repeater lever in the shape of a hub with chapter ring ornamented with pears and turquoise. The case lid is decorated with the painted enamel miniature depicting a farewell scene between a father and his daughter. The cuvette is decorated with chiseled floral pattern tinged with blue enamel.

    The dial is gold with guilloche at the centre. The numerals of the hours' scale are gold, steel blued hands. The dial has two scales: minutes' - divided by dots into 60 intervals, and hours' - divided into 12 units by the Roman numerals. The bezel is edged with turquoise and pearls.

    The movement with balance wheel, spring-powered cylinder escapement, quarter repeater on two gongs, separate barrel drum for the music movement and comb with 23 reeds. The tune is played every hour or at the will of the owner by triggering the slide lever located on the case, opposite the numeral VII. The watch is winded with a key, which is also used to set the hands.


    Intended for the Chinese market