watches : Some Jaquet-Droz watches, pre SWATCH : Jaquet Droz, Swiss, 1990's.Fine and rare, musical and automaton, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with erotic scene, leather strap and 18K yellow gold Jaquet Droz buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.1

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"Gold Pair-Cased" Jaquet Droz, London, No. 11785. Made in Switzerland for the English market, circa 1785, probably retailed by Maillardet. Very fine and rare, heavy, 18K gold pair-cased pocket watch.1

Jaquet-Droz, a la Chaux-de-Fonds, No. 201, retailedby Graff, London, 1990's. Fine, diamond-set, 18K pink gold lady's quartz wristwatch.1


C. three body, solid, polished, reeded band, winding crown winds clockwise for the watch and counterclockwise for the automaton and music, transparent case back with erotic scene of two figures painted on enamel. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold arrowhead indexes. 'Feuille' yellow gold hands. M. mechanical, bidirectional winding crown, two train movement with automatic winding and for the first time, music on four blades.Dial signed.Diam. 37 mm. sold, $34,500 09-28-2000

"Gold Pair-Cased" Jaquet Droz, London, No. 11785. Made in Switzerland for the English market, circa 1785, probably retailed by Maillardet. Very fine and rare, heavy, 18K gold pair-cased pocket watch.1

Jaquet-Droz, a la Chaux-de-Fonds, No. 201, retailedby Graff, London, 1990's. Fine, diamond-set, 18K pink gold lady's quartz wristwatch.1


Sources:

  1. Antiquorum, via search engine http://www.antiquorum.com
  2. eBay #8932147486 sold on 05-08-06 for £41, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8932147486
  3. For Sale add on thePurists on 05-12-2006, sold for $975. http://www.thepurists.com
  4. Personal collection of cme2c (Jeff Geisert), offered for sale on http://www.timezone.com for $2900 on 06-17-2006
  5. Personal collection of Larry Seiden
  6. The European Watch Company in Boston

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