Lot 4140. Pocket watch: important and extremely rare Golden pocket-watch-automat "The Wander Theater", BOUVIER FRÈRES "La Chasse Carousel" No. 6218, Geneva CA. 1810

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13.06.2020   16:30 UTC +01:00
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Lot 4140 | Pocket watch: important and extremely rare Golden pocket-watch-automat "The Wander Theater", BOUVIER FRÈRES "La Chasse Carousel" No. 6218, Geneva CA. 1810
Approx. 55mm, approx. 90g, 18K rose gold original case with serial number 6218, case makers hallmark p. C4, gold-plated, signed spindle work, perfectly preserved, original enamel dial also signed, in the upper area of the window/stage Background with a painted landscape, in the foreground, a house and before that a way, on the various figures by the window, gone Hiking, while the clock red gold hands, probably original key, excellent, functional conservation status is running, including vending machine, and figures. Bouvier the manufacturer of this extremely rare machines. According to our research, have appeared up to now only about 10 of these machines at auctions. 4 of them are located today in the collection of the Patek Philippe Museum, and although the numbers No. 6389, 7066, 6129, and 6589. Interestingly, the present execution of the automaton on the dial side. This seems to be the only previously known specimen. All other previously, Bouvier wall-mounted vending machines have appeared had the machine on the back. Since the dial is also signed, it is clear that it is not a tag, but absolutely original. An additional enamelled specimen was in the Dr. Crott auction No. 96 as lot 75, estimate price €40,000 to 60,000 (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/vj9). A in the simple gold version made, very similar machine, however, Chevalier & Cochet signed was auctioned in 2010, in Geneva, and achieved 23,000 Swiss francs (https://www.cortrie.de/go/Grq). As the technology of the machines is identical, and also Chevalier & Cochet, as Bouvier were at the same time in Geneva, it goes by the same manufacturer, just with different vendor signatures.

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