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*** Reuge Musical Fob Watch ***

  • Reserve met Reserve met 
  • Closed: Mon 21 Jan 2008, 12:58 pm
Listing #: 136190348
Since time immemorial, the Swiss have made time-pieces that are works of art as well as precision instruments. This watch exemplifies this concept.

20th C Arnex Automaton Gold Plated Pocket Watch, nickel lever movement 17 jewels, separate keywound musical and automaton with pinned barrel.

White matt dial, arabic numerals, set within a multi-coloured rural scene of a young woman pumping water from a well while a gentleman on horseback presents her with a dove.

Back case engraved with bagpipes, lute and pan pipes with foliage and scrolls. Has number 1271 engraved also.

Circular hinged case with coin-edged band, dial signed by Arnex, cuvette signed 'Reuge a Sainte-Croix', accompanied by a harp-form key and velvet Reuge Music presentation box.

I dont recognise the alarm tune, it's beautiful & probably something French. As the tune plays the horseman's arm moves up & down, the horse's head lowers to drink from the well, the girl pumps the well handle & water looks like it is flowing from the pump. Its a truly beautiful piece.


This fob watch originally retailed for about $1500au

*** Shipping, with insurance to be arranged with the lucky winner of this auction

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

kingfisherblue (219 219 positive feedback)
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  • Member since Aug 2004

Closes: Mon 21 Jan, 12:58 pm. 2008 This auction used auto-extend.