CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON & QUARTER
Swiss, case No. 19026. Made circa 1820.
Fine and rare, 18K gold quarter-repeating pocket watch
with concealed erotic automaton on the dial.
Four-body, Empire, polished, reeded band, bolt at 11
to lock the repeating and at 2 to reveal the erotic scene.
Hinged gilt cuvette.
Engine-turned gold, radial champlevé Roman numerals,
outer minute divisions, aperture below 12 with
shutters opening to reveal a couple on a couch, animated
by the repeating mechanism. Blued steel Breguet hands.
41 mm., frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars,
fusee and chain, verge escapement brass balance with
flat balance spring, continental cock, repeating on gongs
activated by depressing the pendant.