Swiss, circa 1800.
Very fine and rare 18K gold, very rare and unusual, quarter-repeating
automaton watch with the Jacks striking hours and quarters on two
Double body Directoire, polished back.
White enamel small eccentric with Breguet numerals. Steel blue
hands. White enamel with applied four-coloured gold Jacks striking
hours and quarters, flanked on each side of two bells below the dial.
Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee and chain,
verge escapement, plain gold three-arm balance, flat balance spring,
gilt brass continental clock with polished end-piece. Striking on
two bells by depressing the pendant. Hinged gilt brass dust cap.