Full plate movement, musical movement, frosted, gilt, 2 barrels, keywind, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, chain/fusee, cylinder escapement, three-arm ring balance, engraved regulator scale. Henry Capt (1773 - 1841) Capt was an independent watchmaker who specialised in watches with additional functions such as musical watches and automatons; Capt was one of the first in Geneva to use barrels and crowns in his automatons. Born in Chenit in the Vallée de Joux in April 1773, he was the son of Jaques Samuel Capt and Susanne Piguet. On January 1, 1796, he married Henriette Piguet.
Around 1789 Capt settled in Geneva and worked for several renowned companies such as Jaquet-Droz, Godet, Leschot and his brother-in-law Isaac Daniel Piguet. In 1802 he went into partnership with Daniel Isaac Piguet, which lasted until 1811. When this partnership ended, Capt kept producing his own pieces for some time before entering another partnership with Aubert et Fils in 1830.Three-body, Empire, engine turned back with a central musical trophy, reeded border and bezel, scallop-twistband, spring loaded gilt metal cuvette. White enamel annular chapter ring with Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, glazed center enclosing a chased varicolored gold automaton scene of a young lady in a garden play-inga guitar and serenading cupid atop a column beside a fountain, opaque dark blue enamel ground. Frosted gilt half-plate with cylindrical pillars, two train with standing bar-rels, double-sided pinned disc sur plateau musical movement with polished steel sectional comb, activated on the hour or by lever at will, cylinder escapement with three-arm brass balance, polished steel repeating work mounted on the backplate, repeating on two gongs by depressing the pendant. The case stamped DLG and numbered 423, the movement numbered 423. Worked in the cornavin area of Geneva in the first part of the 19th century. A very fine maker of repeating, automaton and fantasy watches often using virgule, ruby cylinder and duplex escapements. 177.9 grams in weight.
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