Erotic Automaton Repeater
Fine and rare continental 18K hold verge and fusee skeletonized quarter hour
repeating automaton antique pocket watch with hidden erotic scene circa 1800.
White enamel ring dial flanked by figures in classical garb striking mock bells in time
with the repeater mechanism. A lever in the band opens a shutter to reveal an animated
lovemaking scene. (Some restoration.) Engine turned case with coin milled band. Depressing the pendent
activates the repeater and the automaton action.
The repeater has a loud and deep sonorous tone.
The case shows numerous signs of small competent repairs.
Gilt spring-hinged dust cover signed Dubois and Comp. Gilt movement with pierced and engraved cock.
Diameter 56 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.