Lot 156
  • 156


3,000 - 5,000 USD
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  • Swiss
  • pink gold, enamel
  • diameter 51 mm
• lever escapement quarter repeating movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, two hammers repeating on two gongs • blue enamel dial, white enamel chapter ring with painted blue Arabic numerals, gilt beaded minute divisions, inner track with rope accent, tri-color gold automata scene depicting two cherubs striking bells above • 18k pink gold case, coin edged case band, engine turned covers, case back opens to reveal rope accented open cuvette revealing a chased erotic scene over blue enamel ground • case signed


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall fair condition with heavy wear, scuffing and light scratches consistent with age and use. Wear most evident in the faded engine turning pattern. Slide on case band appears loose and is worn with some material warping on the bracing handle. Indentation to the case band at 7. Some light oxidation throughout. Crystal made of pliable material. Dial in overall good condition. Oxidation to the gilt areas, especially the hands. Case back interior with Erotic Scene is most likely a later addition. blue enamel is rough with some areas of pitting. When erotic insert is installed, the repeater does not chime or function. The repeater chimes in phase when the insert is removed from the top of the movement. Insert secured by three screws. Movement in good condition. LOT 156: Please note that the image was mislabeled "157"
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."