Pocket Watches

Pocket watch with quarter repeater and automaton

    Pocket watch with quarter repeater and automaton


    Circa 1810

    Gold, steel, glass, metal, silver; gilding, enamel, mechanical work

    Diameter 5.3 cm

    On rear lid inner side: “FL/B”, “K18”, “6839”; on escapement adjustment scale: “AVANCE”,“RETARD”; on the movement: “V”, “L”


    Mechanical pocket watch in gold round open face case with two lids, polished pendant and ring. The rear lid is guilloched; the case rim is cross-grooved. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals for hours’ designation, minutes’ divisions on the external ring, two Breguet style hands from blue-finished steel and an aperture with rod for the clock winding is under the spherical glass cover. The lever for activating the automaton is on the rim, the lever for stopping chime is on the bezel. Erotic scene of later origin is on cuvette. Marks are on the rear lid inner side: “FL/B”, “K18” and number “6839”. The watch movement is with three-spoke balance with open work engraved support and diamond jewel support, escapement adjustment scale with inscriptions “ADVANCE”, “RETARD”, blue-finished screws, cylindrical escapement, quarter repeater, automaton and spring motor.