• Movement 
    Unknown
  • Lot number 
    82
  • Diameter 
    59
  • Location

Description

"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.