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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 78

SWISS EROTIC AUTOMATON QUARTER REPEATER GILT Swiss. Made circa 1910. Fine, gilt keyless quarter-repeating pocket watch with concealed independent erotic automaton.

C. Five-body, bassine, polished, box case. Hinged cuvette with transparent opening to view the painted metal erotic automaton depicting a couple in an interior, the automaton powered by the chiming of the repeater. D. White enamel with fancy Arabic numerals, outer minute track with Arabic gradation to 300 (20 seconds), subsidiary seconds. Fancy blue steel hands. M. 42 mm, matte gilt, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, notched bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. DIAM. 53 mm. Property from an American Collection

USD 2,000 - 3,000

HKD 15,000 - 23,000 / CHF 1,900 - 2,900

Sold: USD 2,250


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-39

Good

Rubbed

Movement: 3-31*

Good

Transformations

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4-71-01

Fair

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original