IWC. AN 18 CARAT GOLD, ENAMEL, PASTE, RUBY AND DEMINTOID-SET MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER HUNTER CASED JACQUEMART AUTOMATON WATCH

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IWC. AN 18 CARAT GOLD, ENAMEL, PASTE, RUBY AND DEMINTOID-SET MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER HUNTER CASED JACQUEMART AUTOMATON WATCH
signed iwc, extra, circa 1880

With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, mono-metallic balance, an 18 carat gold cuvette with metal top, repeating on two gongs, the green cloisonne enamel dial with inner polychrome enamel dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, flanked by two color gilt-finished figures of father time striking a bell for the quarters and minutes, and two cherubs one holding the bells the other striking the hours, together with a cornucopia of vegetables, the circular case with blue enamel background, the front cover with later set rubies, paste and demintoid jewels, central floral decor, the reverse with central multi-chrome enamel hunt scene and set with rubies and paste, slide repeat mechanism in the engraved band, dial signed.
55 mm diam.
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