L’Epée Duet – Mechanical Musical Clock created in association with Reuge

Switzerland based mechanical clock maker L’Epée and Reuge, the masters of mechanical music boxes have a true experience in mastering their own art. Now both brands join together to make  an  astounding  new masterpiece clock featuring a music box that the owner is able to enjoy every hour or on demand only .

The Duet timepiece presents a Swiss Made 40-day mechanical movement with a 72 notes music box.

Delémont based L’Epée  and Ste Croix  based Reuge are respectively the creator of clocks with undeniable know-how in the development of prestigious mechanical movements and the master of bespoke music boxes with unique know-how in the development of unsurpassed mechanical music.

The Musical Clock
This true accomplishment goes back to the origins of both companies. An inspired collaboration of commune musical work has been carried out with this exceptional “Duet” musical clock. The hour-strike complication has been upgraded with a mechanical musical movement. These melodies are now available in either the classic or soul family. World famous 12 tunes can be heard for 8 seconds on each hour or on demand.

The Mechanical movement
The caliber 2012, an adaptation of the known caliber 2010, has a strong personality with a 40 -day power reserve animated by five barrels.  The mechanical movement is paired to the amazing musical movement from Reuge.

The Music Box
A specific melody is played for 8 seconds on each new hour. The musical movement has autonomy of 40 days provided the playing is for a period of 12 hours / day. Two repertoires are presently available with either classical or soul music.

Technical details

References
50.6556/101 Duet Classic
50.6556/201 Duet Soul

Movement
Mechanical Mvt: Caliber 2012. Mechanic 40-Day, Swiss Made
Escapement:   Vertical. Visible from the front glass
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Power Reserve Indicator, Strike and Music Box
Strike: Melody. Every Hour. Play on demand
Music Box: Reuge.12.72. Nickel plated mechanical musical movement
Power reserve of 40 days if played 12 hours/day

Functions
12 melodies/ of 8 seconds each, every hour on the hour
2 different references for classic or soul tunes
Switch for On / Off / Permanent melodies

Cabinet
Brass, Palladium-coated
Glasses:  Mineral glass
Winding: One single design key for the mechanical movement and the music box
Special compartment for the key on the back of the base
Dimensions:   265 x 370 x 105 mm

DUET CLASSIC – Reference no. 50.6556/101
1. Canon – J. Pachelbel
2. The four seasons (Spring) – A. Vivaldi
3. The Magic Flute – W.A. Mozart
4. Polonaise Op.40 ‘Militär ‘- F. Chopin
5. La Traviata – G. Verdi
6. The Blue Danube – J. Strauss
7. Hungarian Dance No.5 – J. Brahms
8. Solveig’s Song (Peer Gynt – Suite 2) – E. Grieg
9. Waltz of the flowers – P.I. Tchaikovsky
10. Suite burlesque dolente – G.Tailleferre
11. Waltz No.1 (Jazz-Suite 2) – D. Chostakovitch
12. Edelweiss – R. Rodgers

DUET SOUL – Reference no. 50.6556/201
1. What a wonderful world – L. Armstrong
2. Summertime – G. Gershwin
3. Georgia on my mind – R. Charles
4. Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
5. Killing me softly with his song –  Roberta Flack
6. No woman no cry- Bob Marley
7. Here comes the Sun – Nina Simone
8. I Feel Good – James Brown
9. Bridge over troubled water – Aretha franklin
10. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
11. Your Song – Billy Paul
12. Let The Music Play – Barry White

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