Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 304


CHF 30,000 - 50,000

EUR 30,600 - 51,000 / USD 33,800 - 57,000 / HKD 266,000 - 442,000

Sold: CHF 60,000

A very fine, rare and attractive 18K. gold, quarter repeating watch with five automatons.
Small eccentric white enamel with Breguet numerals. Gold "spade" hands. The black enamelled dial plate with diamond inlaid foliage decoration is applied with a varycouloured chased automaton scene, driven by the repeating train, depicting a young girl pushed by a young boy, swinging on an escarpolette, in front of a fountain from which the water (simulated by a twisted glass rod) flows. Above the scene, two Cupids strike hours and quarters on two bells.
Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. In very good condition.

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-32-01


Slightly restored

HANDS Original

Brand Attributable to Louis Duchêne & Fils, Switzerland

Year Circa 1800

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 59 mm.

Caliber 19''',Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-piece.


A similar watch, signed by Louis Duchêne & Fils, was sold at 195'000 CHF by Christie's on May 2011, lot 69