The condition of this rare timepiece is extraordinary. The full solid gold dial is in pristine condition, the reflections make it look less superb than it actually is.
Original steel blued hands from the 1800s era. Please note the only flaw to this timepiece; the glass occasionally falls out when opening the front lid, when not opening the front lid it is firmly stuck in place.
The typical 1800s Swiss/French 18 carat yellow gold case shows very little wear throughout. Stunning ‘guilloche’ pattern which is still crisp telling us this pocket watch has not been worn much throughout the last two centuries. The inner lid shows three winding options; one for the movement, one for setting the hands and one for winding the musical complication.
The movement has just been serviced by our watchmaker, running good with all functions working like they should. Clear tones on the hour repetition as well as the quarters.
The musical tones are incredible. This watch plays two different ‘songs’.
With 30 (!) different tones this pocket watch excels from its peers. High pitched as well as very low pitched tones play together forming a lovely little orchestra right in the palm of your hand.
Video’s of the watch chiming/playing can be send on request.
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