The magic of this 1865 Collection found its origins in singing bird boxes and cages animated with elegant automatons.
The year 1796 saw the birth of mechanical music. Charles Reuge created a musical pocket watch and began manufacturing them in 1865 in Sainte-Croix. The Reuge second generation family built a factory in 1929 where Reuge still carries out their manufacturing today. Masterfully created by skilled craftsmen, each box takes three months to make and the mastery of thirty-four professions needed to complete the various stages of production. There is great deal of soul poured into these exquisite pieces of musical art, fueled by passion, vision, dedication to great craftsmanship and heritage. The modern age brought about technological advancements that when blended with these age old designs creates a new experience. While the age is modern, you can just as they did centuries ago, gather to hear these magnificent musical masterpieces play. Reuge is the only manufacturer of high-hand music boxes and singing birds, and to hear and see them is to behold their exquisite sounds to experience great beauty and timeless luxury.