Here's a really interesting antique French clock dating to around 1890. The automaton figure points to the hour and the minutes.
From the eBay description:
The gilded robed goddess standing atop the marble base has her arms outstretched. The hand of her right arm points to the hour, and the left hand points to the minutes, which are delineated in 5-minute increments. The gilding contrasts most beautifully with the blue enameled backdrop behind the goddess.
The platform escapement movement works perfectly, translating the clockworks through a clever linkage to the two arms, which when they reach their uppermost point fall dramatically to the lower starting position.
Here's where you can see the full listing including many nice photographs of this Antique French Bras en L'air Clock Automaton.