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    Sale 2161

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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 231

    SWISS. AN 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING JACQUEMART WRISTWATCH CONVERTED FROM A POCKET WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON

    UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1910

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    SWISS. AN 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING JACQUEMART WRISTWATCH CONVERTED FROM A POCKET WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON
    UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1910
    Nickel-finish lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated through a slide in the band, blue metal dial, central engine-turned chapter ring, applied Roman numerals, two gilt figures chiming individual bells for the hours, quarters and minutes, surrounded by garland and a cornucopia, circular converted case, sapphire-crystal display back revealing and automaton erotic scene
    44mm diam.


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