Pocket Watches

Minute repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Minute repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Switzerland, Geneve

    Circa 1900

    Steel, glass, enamel; engraving, guilloche, guilloche enamel

    Diameter 5.6 cm, 128 gr

    On cuvette: “La Especial”, “de Francisco Alvarez O'Reilly 15 1/2”, “Habana”, hallmarks for gold: “K 18”, a maiden left profile, a figure of an angel. Identification number on the case rear lid: “12762”


    Gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever jaquemarts watch made for the South American market. With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, small translucent scarlet enamel dial with gilt enamel Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, surrounded by two applied pink gilt jaquemarts apparently striking the bells in unison with the repeating, in circular case with finely engraved floral and scroll decoration, repeating slide in the band.