Erotic Swiss Pocket Watch
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Erotic Swiss Pocket Watch

Erotic Swiss Pocket Watch

  • The classic example of Swiss watchmaking contains a sensual surprise
  • The 18th-century pocket watch hides a racy erotica scene in enamel on the interior
  • Such pieces are exceedingly rare and highly sought after by collectors
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Item No. 30-6732
$12,850
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Exuding elegance and sophistication, this seemingly understated Swiss pocket watch holds a racy surprise. While an innocuous, idyllic floral motif is beautifully executed in enamel on the cover of the case, the interior displays a slightly naughtier tableau of two men and woman caught in the act.

The manufacture of watches with erotic designs such as this began in the 17th century when they were particularly sought after in the Chinese market. Typically concealed from immediate view on the case back, the racy motifs depicted figures in all manner of undress and intimate situations. By the 18th century, the popularity of exotic watches spread across Europe, India and more recently the Middle East. Only a handful of skill horologists crafted these timepieces, and the present example is also a shining example of Swiss watchmaking. Today, these risqué pocket watches remain popular among timepiece connoisseurs, as well as collectors of vintage erotica.

Circa 1740

1 3/4" diameter
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Type:Watches
Stone:Gold
Diameter:1 3/4 Inches
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