The founder of Reuge music boxes, by his name Charles Reuge, settled for the first time in Switzerland, in a small town, Sainte-Croix, where, in 1865 began manufacturing small watches that included small musical box movements. The business went just fine, so his older son, Albert opened the first Reuge workshop. He continued his father work and made musical movements. Incredible as it may seem, the Reuge factory can be found at the same address in Sainte-Croix Switzerland, making an astonishing range of movements, from simple ones to multi tune of up to 144 notes.
Nowadays, the Reuge music boxes cover a lot of items, such as wedding music boxes, jewelry music boxes, and simple music boxes. The materials that are used to make these exquisite items are very selective. Burr elm, walnut, rosewood and many other make these music boxes quite unique.
But here are some examples to understand better the Reuge style. You can find in a Reuge store a beautiful ‘Swiss Romance’ musical jewelry box manufactured in Switzerland. Once you open it you will see a couple dancing on nice 22 musical movements. It is specially hand crafted using natural burr elm wood veneers, giving it style and elegance.
There is another thing that you should know about Reuge music boxes. They are created in three collections: 1865″, Lounge” and Studio”, each with its own characteristics and styles. The”1865″ collection is a classic line of great music boxes, horology and singing birds. Inlaid in the finest woods and precious metals they can be considered the best of the best.
The Lounge’ ones are contemporary line products, which bring the music boxes into a more up-to-date world. The items they create are great as decorative items. They have special designs which are meant to improve the quality of the sound.
The Studio” creations are quite innovative models, very modern, aesthetic and yet with a developed cultural level. The rarest materials are used to create the finest mechanical music boxes.
Any of these styles is different in shape and design and they are also different in the number of notes used. In fact, all these differences are the base of every style. The size of the box, the materials used, the length of the cylinder, and the number of notes will be there to choose from.
These are great not only as decorating ideas, but as presents. They are very stylish and durable (sometimes besides using the best woods, they also use very strong and precious materials such as silver or gold) and due to this qualities, you can be sure they will last in time, and your gift will be remembered for years and years to come.