15 May 2006
Voumard. A very fine, rare and large 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set two train quarter repeating hour striking centre seconds musical duplex watch, made for the Chinese market
Signed Voumard, Geneve, no. 624, circa 1835
With finely engraved and chased floral decorated gilt-finished two train movement, ruby duplex escapement, plain three arm steel balance, repeating and en passant hour striking on two polished steel hammers, musical pin barrel, glazed dust cover, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gilt spoon hands, sweep centre seconds, in large circular case with lime green and pearl-set bezel, pendant and bow, champlevé lime green and translucent blue and red enamel scroll decorated band, the lime green enamel reverse with pearl-set rim and centred by a painted polychrome enamel scene depicting a pair of doves in a nest of flowers, music activated by a sliding lever underneath the cuvette, hour striking/not striking lever underneath the cuvette, quarter repeating activated through the pull-twist push-piece in the pendant, movement signed
63 mm. diam.
The Sandberg Watch Collection, Geneva, 31 March and 1 April 2001, Lot 282.
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