Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Monaco, Jan 19, 2023
POCKET WATCH, QUARTER-REPEATER, CONCEALED EROTIC SCENE; SILVER
EUR 5,000 - 10,000
USD 5,400 - 10,800 / HKD 41,800 - 84,000 / CHF 5,000 - 9,900
Silver (0.935), hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, a concealed erotic scene, and one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 1 o’clock)
Cover and case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with a short hunting scene and a hunting trophy.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.
On the cuvette (dome) a polychrome painted on enamel scene showing near a lake a beautiful young woman with a light thigh, her skirts raised, being gaily taken by a young moustachioed man with his trousers down; one can imagine in what haste these public romps take place but let’s hope for the frightened young virgin that this young man is not a premature ejaculator!
Movement 18’’’, ¾ plate, nickel-plated, going barrel, gold screwed-chatons (setting), lever escapement, uncut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index regulator; automaton work on the top plate.