The top lots for the auction are as follows:
"Sympathique" Watch No. 1, accompanied by the Master Clock.
A)Unique gold gentleman's astronomical
wristwatch, with 1 minute tourbillon,
regulator dial, phase and age of the
moon, and winding indicator,
automatically wound and set to exact
time by the accompanying Clock.
Delivered with both gold and leather
bracelets with double deployant
buckles and a pair-case in gold
enabling the wristwatch to be
transformed into pocket watch.
B)Unique gold astronomical clock with phase and age of the moon, equation of time, centigrade thermometer, year calendar with month and date, and days of the week. Constructed on the principals of the "garde-temps", with "remontoire", visible chronometer escapement and winding indicator.
Sold for 1,546,250.00 CHF
CHF 0 - 0
A Monsieur Francis Baring. "Sympathique" Clock No.257,with the accompanying Watch No.4745,sold on 1 July 1845,for the sum of 9000 Francs. Gilt bronze mounted "Sympathique" mantel clock, No. 247, with quarter-striking and perpetual date calendar. Gold "Sympathique" watch, with jump hours, quarter-repeating and winding indicator, constructed on the principles of the "gardetemps".
Sold for 1,216,250.00 CHF
CHF 0 - 0
To be sold on behalf of the Breguet Foundation.
A unique set of two "Souscription" watches, signed: "Breguet, No. 1".
a)The wristwatch: Gold and platinum cased gentleman's minuterepeating astronomical wristwatch, with perpetual calendar and phase and age of the moon.
B)The pocket Watch: Platinum and gold cased self-winding astronomical pocket watch with instantaneous calendar, phase of the moon and winding indicator.
Sold for 750,000.00
Au Général Bonaparte Clock No. 178, sold on 5 Floréal an 6 (24 April 1798), for the sum of 1500 Francs. Small gilt bronze travelling clock with quarterrepeating and almanac calendar.
Sold for 798,250.00 CHF
CHF 400,000 - 500,000
A Monsieur jean Dollfus Wristwatch No. 2516, completed on 24 October 1929, sold on 28 February 1934, for the sum of 11,000 Francs, and engraved on the back: " Souvenir de jean Dollfus à son frère Louis pour ses 500 heures de vol, Décembre 1933". Unique white gold gentleman's astronomical wristwatch, with instantaneous perpetual calendar and phases of the moon.
Sold for 500,000.00
A Monsieur le Comte Journiac St. Méard "Perpétuelle" watch No. 5, begun on 4 April 1787, the construction interrupted during the Revolution but restarted in 1792; finished and sold on 24 Ventose an 2 (14 March 1794), for the sum of 3600 Francs. Gold self- winding watch with "à toc" quarterrepeating, constructed on the principals of the " garde-temps", with phases and age of the moon, and winding indicator.
Sold for 512,250.00 CHF
CHF 450,000 - 550,000
A Monsieur L.H. Dulles Astronomical watch No. 1639, sold on 29 July 1929, for the sum of 40,000 Francs. Gold watch with perpetual calendar, phase of the moon, differential equation of time and sunrise/sunset indication. Original red leather fitted case.
Sold for 446,250.00 CHF
CHF 500,000 - 600,000
A Sa Majesté le Vice Roi d'Egypte Astronomical watch No. 4254/717, sold for the first time on 1 November 1828, for the sum of 8800 Francs, resold to Moïana for His Majesty on 27 June 1854 for 8000 Francs. Gold pair-cased watch with jump hours, quarterrepeating, triple calendar with phases of the moon and equation of time, constructed on the principals of the "garde-temps". Original gold Breguet short chain and ratchet key.
Sold for 380,250.00 CHF
CHF 250,000 - 300,000
A Monsieur de Castellane "Perpétuelle" watch No.26, sold on 27 February 1792, for the sum of 3300 Francs. Gold self-winding watch, with "à toc" quarterrepeating and winding indicator, constructed on the principals of the "garde-temps".
Sold for 336,250.00 CHF
CHF 400,000 - 500,000
A Monsieur Arthur Rubinstein Watch No.1682/4761, begun in 1822, overhauled in June 1934. Oval gold and silver cased watch with single hand, concentric calendar and thermometer.
Sold for 292,250.00 CHF
CHF 150,000 - 200,000