Francastel Baccarat

Francastel Baccarat

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REUGE developed this special music box edition integrating Baccarat, the world renowned French crystal Manufacture, founded in 1764. Baccarat craftsmen, holders of the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title, have skillfully hand engraved the crystal plate in Baccarat. This customized crystal plate allows the beauty of REUGE ‘s mechanical movement to shine through.

Noble in material, prestigious in execution, timeless in spirit, the Francastel Baccarat music box draws its strength from combining  the dynamics of “Classicism Revisited” and “True Modernity”. Majestic columns and a structured base set us firmly in the heart of Greco-Roman architecture, whilst the fine lines and luminous materials are reminiscent of Art Nouveau. A black lacquered wooden base enhances the luminosity of the movement while at the same time placing it firmly on a pedestal.

Francastel Baccarat is an instrument that is equipped with a 100% Swiss musical movement. This 72- note movement offers technical precision combined with the richest and purest of sounds available. The housing’s design is optimised to offer the highest standard of acoustic performance. It plays “Clair de Lune” from Claude Debussy. The movement is luxuriously finished, in meticulous detail, with a base- plate decorated with Côtes de Genève engraving and polished finish.

Francastel Baccarat – an exceptional music box by REUGE – is a numbered, limited edition of just 99 pieces, presented with a special certificate of authenticity.