Clock - inv. 3461
The watch has a gold case and a white enamel dial. On the back appears a lively scene in gold and polychrome enamel animated by automata: inside a kitchen a child, seated next to the large chimney, is turning a spit, a woman is spinning and water gushes from a drinking fountain. Watches with automata were a feature of Swiss watch-making: they were expensive, almost refined toy timepieces for adults, and were much sought after.