Pocket Watches

Music mechanical pocket watch, with a quarter repeater and a key

    Music mechanical pocket watch, with a quarter repeater and a key

    Switzerland, Geneve

    circa 1822

    Piguet & Meylan

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; guilloche, engraving

    6 x 1.2 cm

    Marks on the lids of the case and movement: "1876". The movement's lid is engraved, "Agustin de Jturbide al J,, D,, Piguet & Meylan a Geneve A.L. de Santa Ana 1822"

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    This watch was a gift from Agustín de Iturbide, Emperor of Mexico, to general Antonio Lopes de Santa Anna

    The movement with a balance wheel, spring-powered cylinder escapement, a quarter repeater on two gongs, with a separate barrel drum for the music movement with a disc and a comb with steel teeth (reeds); the watch is winded with a key, which is also used to set the hands.

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    Инв.3643.S/MMP