This autumn sale of Important Watches in Geneva is bringing together an impressive range of timepieces charting the evolution of watchmaking from 1620 to the present day. The auction will be spearheaded by an exceptional selection of very rare enamel timepieces, made for the Chinese and Turkish markets during the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlighting the outstanding group of historic pieces are unique timekeepers and automata made for the Chinese market. Watchmakers, goldsmiths, painters on enamel and engravers worked together to create unique pieces for the Chinese market, as shown in the highlight of the sale - a rare gold, enamel, jewel and pearl-set automaton caterpillar, probably made by Henri Maillardet, circa 1800. The sale will also include fine examples of timepieces made for the Turkish market in the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.