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Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 24

Pocket watch, quarter-repeater with two striking Jacks, automaton concealed erotic scene; 18K yellow gold and multicoloured gold

Les Bons Sauvages

HKD 50,000 - 100,000

EUR 5,700 - 11,300 / CHF 6,000 - 11,900 / USD 6,500 - 12,900

Sold: HKD 100,000

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant)

The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows two Jacquemarts (Jacks), “Les Bons Sauvages”, striking the elapsed time. The woman, on the left, strikes the hours and the first shot of the quarters while the man, on the right, strikes the second shot of the quarters, and, below, a goat moves its mouth; all animated by the repeating mechanism. Under this scene set at six o’clock, there is a second concealed automaton erotic scene (discovered and activated by the push-piece at 6 o’clock) showing a couple making love.
Case-back guilloché (engine-turned). with a medallion at 6. Gilded metal cuvette (dome).
Movement 21’’’, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3


Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Breguet, Paris

Model (apocryphal signature) made in Geneva or Neuchâtel mountains

Year Circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 1 934

Case No. 51 292 / 31 416 (by “F L / B”)

Diameter 55.6 mm

Caliber 21’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Signature Movement