Lot 4230. Pocket watch: important, skeletonized percussion pocket watch with Carillon-percussion and 4 machines, including hidden erotic automaton, Switzerland around 1820

Lot 4230Pocket watch: important, skeletonized percussion pocket watch with Carillon-percussion and 4 machines, including hidden erotic automaton, Switzerland around 1820
Approx. Ø57mm, approx. 137g, 18K rose gold, reverse with very fine engraved Altar, No. 3239, in the dust cover of hidden, multi-colored Golden figure vending machine with an erotic scene, built-in lid, opens by a tiny slide in the dust cover, fire, gold-plated Spindle movement with Repetition of hours and quarters dotted, a magnificent, multi-coloured figure-machine beat in the rare Carillon strike with 3 Hammers, look, side, skeleton with 3 figures, the according to the Carillon strike, enamel Dial, blued Breguet-hands, solid gold, probably the original winding key, in a very good state of preservation, fully functional, Museum-like automaton clock. Jacquemart-figure automaton are sequences with 3 or more Figure-extremely rare. The present Version with additional hidden erotic automaton is in contrast to the usual design on the back, is one of the rarest Jacquemart automaton watches at all. Only 2 more copies with Carillon and 4 vending machines in the same Constellation as here, in the present case, are known to us: 1. auctioned at Christie's in Hong Kong in 2011 for approximately€ 20,000, and 2. auctioned at Antiquorum in Geneva in 2009, for a total of 31,000 CHF.

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