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LE ROI. A GOLD OPENFACE QUARTER REPEATING KEYWOUND WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON
LE ROI. A GOLD OPENFACE QUARTER REPEATING KEYWOUND WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON

SIGNED LE ROI À PARIS, NO. 2276 10108, CIRCA 1820

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LE ROI. A GOLD OPENFACE QUARTER REPEATING KEYWOUND WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON
Signed Le Roi à Paris, No. 2276 10108, circa 1820

With gilt-finished full-plate keywound movement, pierced and engraved cock, repeating on two gongs, gold cuvette with central panel opening to reveal two multi-coloured gold figures moving in unison with the striking, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon style hands, the circular case with fluted band, engine-turned hinged back, quarter repeating mechanism activated through the pendant, movement signed, case numbered
55 mm. diam.

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US$2,500-3,500
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