The erotic watches have a long history dating back to the 17th century. They display sexual scenes or moving figures. They were originally used for entertainment purposes, often as party tricks by the nobility. In England, they were used for satire, while in France, they were more artistic. Some watches were personalized for individuals and used as a private form of entertainment. The tradition of erotic watches continued even after the “quartz crisis” in the ’70s, when watch brands sought new ways to differentiate themselves. Ulysse Nardin, for example, revived the company by offering an erotica hour striker watch. Other brands like Blancpain and Chopard also incorporated erotic designs. Just take a look at this beauty and you will understand why I am fascinated by them and dreaming of having one or two in my collection…
The Garden Theatre watch is a dream
With gilded half plate movement and finely painted enamel landscape concealed beneath the back cover depicting a love garden, automaton figures in the foreground, a seated lady, her arm raising and lowering a dove beside a fountain with turning glass rod imitating flowing water, a dog looks towards the theatre stage whilst moving its head and wagging its tail, sliding panel to the theatre’s stage with enamel cupid opening to reveal an erotic automaton scene operated via a lever to the case band. Isn’t it a dream?
THE RASPUTIN TOURBILLON BAGUETTE LUXURY WATCH BY JACOB & CO. HOLDS A SEXY SECRET
In the Rasputin watch when the automaton is activated there will be a slider on the left-hand side of the case and the nude couple will appear — who, have been “hand-painted by a master miniature painter” — consummate while two swans chime out the time!
Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretiere
A complicated erotic watch from Ulysee erotic collection.
The Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretiere is available in a limited run of 28 pieces the 18k rose gold edition and 28 pieces for the 950 platinum edition. Both are delivered on a black alligator strap with a folding clasp matching the case.
Ulysse Nardin Voyeur
A unique and very fine 18K gold minute repeating wristwatch with secret erotic automation.
Classico Manara by Ulysse Nardin
A voyage into the depths of a mythical sea of desire Ten enchanting erotic watches created in collaboration with Italian erotic comic book artist Milo Manara.
Rare gilt metal and enamel watch with concealed erotic scenes.
Many people admired the erotic timepieces of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, these lover’s timepieces were expensive to buy and were therefore primarily reserved for the nobility, who saw their debauched lifestyle as their privilege, as well as for the bourgeoisie who tended to follow the trends of the nobility. The sensual secrets of these watches were only discussed in private.
Even just looking at these watches arouses the wildest fantasies of mine.