A mysterieuse is a clock in which the drive by the clockwork is obscure - mysterious - for example, on a watch with a see-through face, you can't immediately see why the hands are moving. In our example, the entire watch oscillates, but the hands have their own drive
Oscillating clock in grain bearing (bipolar), swinging in the hand of the mysterieuse (female figure). Watch case made of sheet iron, figure from Regule, based on a suggested wooden trunk with foliage decoration, stands on a round base. Anchor escapement with small counter pendulum, spring winding. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals.
Manufacture: 3rd quarter of the 19th century in Paris