Pocket Watches

Music mechanical alarm watch

    Music mechanical alarm watch

    Switzerland

    1960s

    Bueche Girod.
    Music movement by Reuge

    Glass, enamel, metal alloys; painting, gilding

    2.9 cm in diamter
    1.5 cm thick

    Inscription on the dial: "Bueche-Girod".
    Signature on the movement: "Bueche-Girod". On the music movement; "Reuge St.Croix Switzerland"

    Miniature music mechanical watch with an alarm clock function, in round case decorated with blue enamel with painted gold stars, with a ribbed back lid, which is perforated for better sound, and a winding handle for the music movement. The watch has two winding crowns, labelled “M” (to wind the movement and set the hands) and “S “ (to set the hands of the alarm).

    Blue enamel dial is adorned with painted gold leaves. The hours' scale is divided into 12 units with Roman numerals in black, each is inside a white cartouche. The hands are pierced and gilded.

    The movement is jewelled, with a balance wheel with adjusting screws, anchor escapement, the shock mount of the balance wheel shaft, music movement with a cylinder and a comb, and indication of minutes and seconds, and the alarm setting.

    This watch is a masterpiece of Swiss micro miniature mechanics; it is the world's smallest watch with an alarm and music box that plays at the pre-set time. The watch can be used both as a pocket watch or a table clock.

    Инв.2554.S/MMP