An early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating verge automaton in a gold open face case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with garnet endstone in a polished steel setting. Plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Pendant quarter repeating on two gongs. Small white enamel ring dial with Arabic numerals under a gold engine turned mask to imitate a cartouches, blue steel hands. Either side of the dial are chased and engraved parcel gilt classical figures fixed above the decoratively engraved plate and polished steel repeating work. As the watch strikes the hours and quarters the arms of the figures move as though striking the bells between them. Engine turned 18 carat gold open face case with ribbed middle, push pendant for the repeat, wound through the signed sprung gilt cuvette.