Warning, this post features Victorian porn!
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.
SEND THE KIDS INTO THE OTHER ROOM NOW...
Before the Internet, before porn videos, before XXX theatres on 42nd st, before you could imagine a time there was porn...there was porn. There has always been porn.
Brequet et Fils "Calvacade" 1820
Very austere & traditional timepieces with concealed secret compartments depicting graphic mechanically animated and intricately painted sex acts. Some featuring such taboo match-ups as three-ways and multi-ethnic couples. Generally, the animation consisted of the "thrust" with others much more complex. All produced by integrated or separate automaton movements.
Henry Moser & Cie "Local Hospitality" 1910
(click to enlarge - ha, if it were only that easy)
"Theatre of Love" 1820
Non-animated scene with concealing cover(click to engorge)
It's a rich & dirty tradition that continues today with some of the most respected watch companies (Ulysse Nardin, Blancpain, Chopard, Hublot and Gerald Genta) selling their own modern haute-porn. Rarely advertised by any of them and some with price tags well over $100,000 US.Links to modern Erotics
Links to more antique Erotics (you degenerate!)
Alternate titles for this post;
"Dirty Little Horology"
"Gear On Gear Action"