FRANCASTEL


CHF3,900.00

Francastel, a name inspired by the medieval castle of Franc-Castel built in Sainte-Croix region.

Francastel, a brand code combining the dynamics of “Classicism Revisited” & “True Modernity”

Majestic columns and structured bases set us firmly in the heart of Greco-Roman architecture,
whilst the fine lines and luminous materials are reminiscent of Art Nouveau (Modern Style).
A black lacquered wooden base enhances the luminosity of the movement whilst at the same
time placing it firmly on a pedestal.
The glass allows the beauty of the mechanical movement made by the most prestigious
Manufacture, REUGE, to shine through.


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SKU: AXA.72.5989.000.
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BOX

Box in glass.
Rhodium-plated base, polished finish.
Stainless steel columns, polished finish,
with sanded flutes.
Black lacquered wooden base.
A specific tune plate fixed inside the lid
of the box states the 3 tunes.

 

MOVEMENT

Manufacture movement (CH 3.72) produced and assembled by hand in our workshops.
More than 1200 pins per cylinder
72-note keyboard.
36-second tunes.
16-minute power reserve
(from which 12 minutes at a constant speed)
Stamped speed-governor and spring-housing.
Tune indicator with needle.
Main plate decorated with “Côtes de Genève”
pattern.

Parameter Value
Weight 2.7 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 13 × 6.8 cm
Melodies

0029 – The Magic Flute/Eine kleine Nachtmusik/Turkish March, 0044 – Canon (3 parts), 0091 – Ave Maria- Ch. Gounod/Ave Maria-F. Schubert/Jesu| Joy of Man’s Desiring, 0697 Lyric Waltz (Jazz-Suite 2/Waltz N°1 (Jazz-Suite 2)/Waltz N°2 (Jazz-Suite 2), 0698 – Solveigs Song/Anitra’s Dance/In der Halle des Bergkönigs, 0703 Love me Tender-E. Presley/Strangers in the Night-F. Sinatra/My Funny Valentine-N. Simone, 0704 – September-Am Flusse-F. Hensel-Mendelssohn/Allegro non troppo-C. Wieck-Schumann/In meines Vaters Garten