Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 250

AUTOMATON WATCH WITH THREE HAMMER CARILLLON REPEATING & THREE ACTIONS Swiss, case No. 4804. Made circa 1820. Very fine and very rare, 18K gold carillon quarter-repeating with three hammers on three gongs pocket watch with three automaton jacks.

CHF 11,000 - 17,000

USD 12,000 - 18,000 / EUR 9,000 - 14,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

C. Three body, Empire, polished bezel, rope-twist band, the back with engraved classical design within an engine-turned border. Hinged and sprung gilt cuvette fi tted to the movement ring. D. Central annular white enamel chapter-ring with Breguet numerals, fl anked by vari-colored gold "jacks" in classical costume with a cherub "jack" seated below amongst foliage, foliate engraved gilt dial plate visible behind. Blued steel hands. M. GiIt brass full plate, with engraved movement ring, fusée with chain, verge escapement, plain 3-arm gilt balance, engraved continental cock with turquoise end stone, polished under dial repeating work striking with three hammers on three blued steel gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Diam. 57 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Watches with automaton jacks with three actions and with carillon repeating with three hammers and gongs are extremely rare.