watches : Some Jaquet-Droz watches, pre SWATCH : Jaquet-Droz "Erotique", Swiss, No. 582, Ref. 4000. Produced in a limited edition in the 1990s. Fine and unusual, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold musical gentleman's wristwatch with libertine automata, 45-hour autonomy and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.1

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Attributable to the workshop of Henri Maillardet, Jaquet-Droz partner in Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearlset automaton mouse, in leather fitted box.1

Jaquet-Droz, "Tourbillon", No. 688, Ref. 4125. Produced in 2001, sold on May 30, 2001. To date, only 5 examples of this tourbillon have been produced. Extremely fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with one-minute visible tourbillon regulator, double date and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a certificate.1


C. three-body, solid, polished, transparent case back, fluted band repeating the buckle decoration, rounded bezel, curved straight lugs, sapphire crystal. The coaxial button on the winding-crown operates the automata and music on the case back, representing an erotic scene with a gentleman and lady in a forest, music playing the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th Symphony with libretto by Schiller. D. "guilloche" silver with 18th century tapestry decoration, applied gold triangular fancy indexes"Métropole" yellow gold hands. M. Cal. 8816, double-barrel, 25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 18K gold rotor.Dial and case signed.Diam. 38 mm. Not sold on 6-14-2003(25,000 - 30,000 SFR).
A limited edition of 10 examples, each one with a different and unique motif.

Attributable to the workshop of Henri Maillardet, Jaquet-Droz partner in Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearlset automaton mouse, in leather fitted box.1

Jaquet-Droz, "Tourbillon", No. 688, Ref. 4125. Produced in 2001, sold on May 30, 2001. To date, only 5 examples of this tourbillon have been produced. Extremely fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with one-minute visible tourbillon regulator, double date and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a certificate.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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