Index No. A8631 Gold Quarter Repeater with Erotic Automaton
A late 19th Century quarter repeating Swiss lever with a concealed erotic scene in a gold full hunter case. Nickelled split three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel, four armed cam above the plate to actuate the automaton. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Slide quarter repeating on two gongs. White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hand, pierced hands. Plain 14 carat gold full hunter case, slide in the band. The gold false cuvette opening to reveal the erotic scene of a couple with a black cloaked figure standing behind them. The polychrome enamel figures engaged in an amorous encounter spring to life when the repeat mechanism is activated.
Diameter 53 mm