Automaton carrousel watch with animated figures by Bouvier Frères

Description

Keywind, verge pocket watch with visible balance and eccentric hour chapter ring. The back side of the watch is decorated with champlevé enamel and engravings on gold. A cut-out sector at « 12 » shows the performing automaton with three polychromed enamel figures that take turns to appear in the window in the space of a minute.

 

Bouvier Frères are known for their high quality watches with fine automatons which they produced mainly for the English and french markets.

Period

Geneva ca. 1790

Dimensions

Diameter : 56 mm

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