SWISS RÉPÉTITION À QUARTS ET AUTOMATE
Swiss, "Répétition à Quarts et Automate," No. 133431.
Made for the American market circa 1900.
Fine and amusing, keyless, quarter-repeating, 14K yellow
gold pocket watch with automaton and concealed erotic
scene in an unusual case.
Three-body, solid, engine-turned covers case back
and front with applied silver leaf and flowera decorations,
engine-turned case band, beneath the back cover a
multicolored gilt erotic scene of a couple enjoying the
comforts of the boudoir.
Blue with multicolored gilt scene depicting a Roman
couple striking a bell at the top, in center, silver subsidiary
dial for the hours, minutes and seconds with roman
numerals. Gilt "feuille" hands.
Cal. 20''', frosted gilt, 17 jewels, straight line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued
steel Breguet balance-spring, repeating on gongs by
depressing the pendant.