A large rare early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating musical cylinder in a gold open face case. Gilt movement with an unusual going barrel musical train, the pins set in its edge acting on a set of individual blue steel tinges. Resting barrel for the going train with polished steel stopwork. Plain sector cock, polished steel coqueret and regulator, plain gilt balance with spiral blue steel hairspring, polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. Pendant quarter repeating on two square section polished steel gongs, the repeating work situated under the dial. Small button in the band to actuate the musical mechanism. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Plain 18 carat open face case with ribbed middle, maker's mark “DD” in a diamond. Push pendant for the quarter repeat. Wound and set through the gilt metal cuvette.