Pocket Watches

Musical hour repeating pocket watch

    Musical hour repeating pocket watch


    Late 19th century

    Gold, steel, glass, blue-finished steel, enamel; casting, guilloche, engraving, gilding, mechanical work, polishing

    Diameter 5.5 cm

    On cuvette: “Musique”, “Montre”, “N”, “S”; On rear lid inner side: “E” in vertical lozenge and scratched numbers of mortgages; on the movement next to adjustment screw “L”, “V”


    Mechanical pocket watch in round open face case, with two lids, polished pendant with ring and hour repeater. The case rim is ornamented with mesh corrugation. Golden color ring dial with black enamel Roman numerals for hours’ designation, minutes’ divisions on the external rim and two blue-finished Breguet style hands is under the spherical glass cover. Engraved foliage pattern against repoussed background is between the numerals, the dial center is guilloched. He lever activating the musical movement is on the rim, the lever switching off the chime - on the bezel. Two apertures with rods engraved with the image of hands and inscriptions “Musique” and “Montre” are on the cuvette. Mark and numbers of mortgages are the rear lid inner side. The watch movement is with the three-spoke balance, lever escapement, hour repeater on two gongs, activated rod and spring motor. Sur plateau musical movement is switched on every hour or as desired. Winding key is in the set.