DUBOIS ET FILS AUTOMATON GOLD
Dubois et Fils, Empire Fashion, Swiss, No. 7486.
Made circa 1815.
Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter-repeating pocket
watch with automaton Jacks in Empire costume.
Three body, Empire, polished with reeled band and
polished bezel. Gilt-metal cuvette hinged to the movement
Small white enamel with Breguet numerals, outer
minute track. Gilt Louis XV hands. "Martin- Martine"
type varicolored chased gold Jacks of a lady and gentleman
dressed in Empire costume on each side of the dial
on a royal blue enamel background, appearing to strike
the hours and quarters on two bells.
Gilt brass,Lepine caliber with skeletonised and partly
engraved bridges, free standing barrel, flat balance
spring, repeating on two gongs activated by depressing