Only Online Auction

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 294

Pocket watch, quarter-repeater, erotic scene; 18K yellow gold and enamel

HKD 28,200 - 57,000

CHF 3,300 - 6,500 / EUR 3,000 - 6,000 / USD 3,700 - 7,300

Sold: HKD 37,500

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)

Case-back with painted on enamel on gold, by an unidentified workshop, showing a delicate young girl holding two kittens in her dress, which naively raising her nightie reveals her intimate parts that a nasty cat – probably the ancestor of the Angry Cat – eyeing the corner of the eye.

Movement 21’’’, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock.

Click to full view Click to full view
Image Image

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-13-01


Slightly damaged

HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1810-1820

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 1 202 / 7 045 (by “P C Fs”, Neuchâtel mountains)

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Diameter 54 mm.

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


A similar watch with a silver case (signed Breguet, No. 19 354; apocryphal signature), was auctioned by Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 31 – April 1st, 2001, The Sandberg Watch Collection, lot 134, sold for the amount of CHF 11 500.-; then, Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 27, 2011, lot 180, sold for the amount of CHF 12 500.-