Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 117

Unsigned, attributable to Reuge
A set of three erotic pocket watches, one with music, one with automaton repeater, one with painted scenes; gilded metal

CHF 1,500 - 3,000

EUR 1,400 - 2,800 / USD 1,650 - 3,300 / HKD 12,600 - 25,200


Sold: CHF 4,000

A set of three gilded metal, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watches, including:
· one, so-called “Chanson d’Amour”, open-face, with centre-seconds, music and visible balance; the dial showing a gallant scene in the style of Watteau, Boucher or Fragonard; the case-back with concealed erotic scenes, one showing an interesting play on a swing!
· one, hunting-case, with centre-seconds, repeater and concealed automaton showing a scene in which a gentleman takes a beautiful blonde-haired girl with plump thighs in the position referred to as the padlock in the Kama Sutra, probably in the hussar style, ... quickly done, well done!
· one, so-called “Circle Amor”; half-hunting-case, time only, with four erotic scenes that we unfortunately don’t have time to describe in detail – despite our feverish desire to do so – but which we will gladly let you discover!
Case-backs and covers guilloché (engine-turned).

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 2-6

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Reuge, Sainte-Croix (Vaud)

Model unsigned, attributable to

Year circa 1980-1990

Material gilded metal

Diameter 60 mm., 50 mm. & 50.4 mm.

Caliber various, lever escapements

Accessories original fitted box made of tin (by Etain de la Fontaine, Paris)


Although these watches are not signed, they are in all points similar to the productions of the house Reuge in Sainte-Croix (Vaud, Switzerland).


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.