Pocket Watches

Skeletonized open face quarter repeating watch with Jacquemarts automaton

    Skeletonized open face quarter repeating watch with Jacquemarts automaton

    Western Europe

    1800-1825

    Gold, steel, brass; engraving, chasing, gilding

    Diameter 54 mm, 127 gr

    On the lid inner surface; "9054"; on the regulator disc: ”AVANCE” and “RETARD”

    A pocket watch with a verge escapement, a quarter repeater and an automaton in a round gold open case. The case rim is cross-over corrugated. An automaton, white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, minute graduations and thin black "Breguet apples" hands are under the spherical glass cover with a polished rotating bezel on the hinge. The automaton is presented as two jacquemars - figures of a man and a woman in antique clothes with hammers, standing on both sides of the dial and beating into silver bells hanging among the golden leaves and branches. Figures and the surrounding flowers, leaves, birds are made of multicoloured gold. The automaton is switched on by pressing the pendant rod. A sliding lever on the case rim serves to activate the repeater. The rear lid reclines on a hinge; an inner thin convex lid with an aperture for the winding key is under it. The external side of the rear lid is decorated with guilloche arc lines.

    Инв.1929C/ММП