Reuge combines the art of the manufacture with innovation to create bespoke items.

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  • About Reuge

    In 1865 Charles Reuge founded the firm of the same name, specialising in the manufacture of mechanical pocket watches fitted with musical movements, in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.

    Twenty-one years later in 1886, his son Albert opened a musical box workshop there. He soon converted the family workshop into a prosperous local factory that eventually became a small plant producing musical parts.

    Guido Reuge, the founder's grandson, took over the firm in 1930 and headed it up for 60 years. He also bought out a large number of competing businesses.

    In 1960, the firm took a decisive step in the direction of singing birds. Over the next fifteen years, Reuge learned the trade by merging with companies specialising in this craft. In 1988, the family firm was taken over by a group of Swiss investors, who provided it with the necessary resources to enable it to achieve a new stage in its growth.

    Today, Reuge combines the tradition of its mechanical musical boxes with technology and materials to serve a younger, more dynamic clientele seeking bespoke items.

  • Reuge's philosophy

    Reuge combines the art of the manufacture with innovation to create bespoke items. Its aim is to maintain and strengthen the image and new positioning of mechanical music as an art.

    Reuge is the only company in the world that is still manufacturing luxury musical boxes. It has unique knowhow in this art, the vocation of which is to give musical boxes their magic of yesteryear once again.

    Featuring themes such as singing birds and musical watches, Reuge strives to maintain the poetry of these mechanical automata on which time has no hold. In many ways, the knowhow and movements involved can be compared to the grand complications of watches, and they are often developed in close collaboration with renowned designers and brands.

  • Reuge's 5 key dates

    1865: first musical pocket watch workshop in Sainte-Croix
    1930: Guido Reuge, the third generation in the family, takes over the Firm
    1960: acquisition of the Bontems manufacture in Paris
    2007: creation of the “Bespoke” line – VIP gifts for governments and high society
    2012: decision to build a new manufacture

  • Reuge's collections

    Collection 1865 – tradition: A fine reflection of traditional knowhow, with ample use of marquetry, exotic woods and traditional designs.

    Contemporary collection: The contemporary collection is aesthetically pleasing and innovative, combining tradition and technology.
    One section of the collection is in the spirit of artefacts and decorations, showing off the musical box as a piece of creative and artistic expression whose aesthetic appearance is all it takes to convey a meaningful message. The other combines mechanical knowhow and technological research in more of a “concept car” philosophy.

    “Bespoke” – “tailored” collection: This collection bears all the hallmarks of creativity and craftsmanship, featuring customised musical boxes. The collection is geared to heads of state, leading companies, and so on.

  • Contact Reuge

    Rue des Rasses 26
    CH-1450 Sainte-Croix
    T. +41 24 455 22 22

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Featured Reuge Watches

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  • Reuge Charles Reuge The Fountain Scene & Erotic Scene Automaton on the Back CXH.17.4111.000 - face view


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150 years of passion

— The Swiss mechanical music box Manufacture celebrated its 150 years last October 7 in Sainte-Croix, the cradle of the watchmaking world.
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Reuge - 150 ans
Reuge - La vie est belle L'Édition Féerique

Video. Edition Féerique Lancôme

— Reuge, in collaboration with Lancôme, made a special music box for the promotion of the perfume "La vie est belle".
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

Charles Reuge pocket watches

— Known today more for its wide range of both traditional and contemporary music boxes, the Sainte-Croix based Reuge has its origins in the manufacture of pocket watches.
AUGUST 28, 2015
Erotic watches

When price, limited numbers and power reserve all boil down to the same number

— With the arrival of the Richard Mille RM69, we decided to plunge into the hidden and rather small world of erotic watches.
AUGUST 26, 2015
Kurt Kuppert

Kurt Kupper honored

— The CEO of Reuge received the Leadership Award from the European University Business School.
JULY 20, 2015
Reuge MB&F

MusicMachine 3

— MusicMachine 3 has been developed and crafted by Reuge according to MB&F’s design.
JULY 16, 2015
Reuge concours

Win a Reuge music box

— This July, take your chance at winning the Arche music box worth CHF 3900.-
JULY 08, 2015

Video. Little Forest music box

— Take a closer look at Little Forest, a Reuge wooden music box available with LED lights.
JUNE 29, 2015

The winner of our competition

— In march we offered an Arche music box by Reuge in our monthly competition. Here is the lucky winner!
JUNE 17, 2015
M. Jérôme L. gagnant du concours Reuge-WorldTempus

The winner of the competition

— Jérôme L., from Paris, participated in our contest last December and won the Arche music box. Congratulations!
APRIL 11, 2015
Reuge, Animals

Video. Animals

— Take a look at the Reuge Animals.
APRIL 05, 2015
Boite a musique café Reuge

Bliss with Kiss

— World premier during Baselworld: a mechanical music box serving coffee.
MARCH 20, 2015
Kurt Kupper, CEO de Reuge, à Doha

Reuge singing bird landed in Doha

— During the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition in Qatar, Reuge created quite some attention.
MARCH 06, 2015
  • Boite à musique Arche © Reuge

    Win a Reuge music box

    — This month, take your chance at winning the Arche music box worth CHF 3900.-
    DECEMBER 02, 2014
  • WorldTempus Newsletter

    Time for design

    — As the industry turns its attention to design this week, WorldTempus presents more 2015 models and offers a Reuge music box in our last monthly competition of...
    DECEMBER 01, 2014
  • Reuge - vente de Noël 2014

    Christmas sale

    — From the 6th until the 13th of December, Reuge is organising a Christmas sale in its Sainte-Croix Manufacture, in Switzerland.
    NOVEMBER 25, 2014