“The Real divaS who can Sing The moST beauTiful SongS of Time, howeveR, aRe The caRillonS: RepeaTeRS wiTh ThRee oR moRe gongS and/oR hammeRS”
Quare’s design as it only required the push of a single button to repeat the hour and quarter hours.
In hindsight, royal intervention in this case doesn’t seem like such an overreaction when we consider how popular pocket watches with repeaters became among the nobility. Interestingly, dumb repeaters were particularly favored by members of the aristocracy. These allowed them to discretely check the time in church (where openly looking at a watch would be a major faux pas) or in royal court in front of the country’s monarch (where openly looking at a watch would be a dangerous faux pas).