REUGE MUSIC AND AUTOMATA
POCKET WATCH GOLD PLATED
Reuge, "Romance" , No. 861. Made in the 1980s.
Fine, musical, gold-plated, center-seconds, pocket watch
with automaton, concealed erotic automaton and alarm.
Accompanied by the original fitted box and key.
Three-body, bassine, polished bezel, reeded band, engine
turned hinged back cover engraved with a musical trophy
and foliate border. Cuvette with aperture for the erotic
automaton and winding the music and button for activating
White with Arabic numerals, outer minute/seconds
divisions. Gilt Breguet hands. Painted view of a country
landscape with applied gilt metal automaton of a lady
operating a water pump with moving water, a gentleman on
horseback with a hawk on his moving arm and the horse
with animated head drinking from the fountain, gilt metal
foliage with two dogs and a basket in the foreground.
Rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement,
monometallic balance, flat balance spring, shock
absorber, index regulator.