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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 582

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND CONCEALED AUTOMATON EROTIC SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication and concealed automaton erotic scene: - Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) Hinged gilded cuvette with spring-loaded small central cover revealing a hussar taking in a very cavalier way a beautiful damsel with voluptuous breast and thighs, animated by the repeating mechanism.

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1810-1820

Calibre  21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Case No. 12 455 / 3 067

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, vergeescapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass)and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engravedgilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 53 mm.

HKD 54,000 - 70,000

CHF 6,950 - 8,900 / USD 7,000 - 9,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-72-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Chipped winding aperture

HANDS Original