• Uhrwerk 
    Unbekannt
  • Losnummer 
    235
  • Durchmesser 
    59
  • Standort

Beschreibung

"MUSIQUE D'AMOUR" QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH
CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON GOLD
Swiss, probably Genève, case No. 1312. Made circa 1810.
Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, two-train, quarter-repeating musical watch
with concealed erotic automaton scene, playing at will.
Three-body, "Empire", polished with reeded band.
WATCH Gold, radial Roman numerals and engraved foliate decoration between, outer
minute divisions two winding apertures, the center engraved with a scene of a riverside
town and bridge with a steam train travelling across and a paddle steamer on the river.
Blued steel hands. AUTOMATON Varicolored gold and finely painted on enamel with an
automaton scene of a gentleman with a lady on a daybed in a sumptuous interior enjoying
the pleasures of the flesh, activated via a cam when the music plays.
Gilt brass double train movement with cylindrical pillars, going barrel and cylinder
escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel end- piece,
repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant, regulator arm protruding from
under the cuvette with engraved scale at the edge. Sur-plateau musical train with pin-disc
and individual blued steel blades.
Case and punch-numbered 1312.