204 lots

LOT 201

THE ART OF BREGUET Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991

A Monsieur Pusey Regulator No. 2858, completed on 31 December 1931, sold on 31 December 1937 for the sum of 23000 Old Francs. Month-going mahogany and brass longcase regulator.

Case: Glazed on three sides with arched lacquered brass moulded frame, the back-board and panelled plinth of figured mahogany, the hinged front door secured by a key.
Dial: Grain-finished and silvered brass, signed: "Breguet, No. 2858", with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds below 12 o'clock. Highly polished Breguet steel hands.
Movement: Brass rectangular plates with turned pillars, Graham dead-beat escapement, with adjustable jewelled pallets within polished steel clamps and jewelled train. Mounted on a massive spotted finish brass bracket, attached to the backplate over a steel block, with three adjusting screws, each with locking nut. Support for the spring-suspended elinvar rod, with cylindrical brass bob, adjustable timing weight tray and micrometer beat-setting arm. Lacquered brass weight.
In very good condition. Height. 170 cm.

CHF 60,000 - 70000

Sold: CHF 80,500

LOT 202

THE ART OF BREGUET Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991

Breguet No.1498 Three-wheel weight-driven skeleton clock, with compound pendulum, Republican and Gregorian calendar and thermometer. A replica of the three-wheel clock made by Abraham Louis Breguet in collaboration with Samuel Roy, one of only 11 examples made by the workshops of the Musée International d' Horlogerie of La Chaux-de Fonds.

Frame: Gilt-brass, the front bar engraved with the days of the week, and signed on plaques at the Base: "Breguet No.1498 ". Facetted black marble base with applied initial " B ", on four turned feet.
Dials: Revolving silvered brass ring for the 24 hours, with Arabic hour and 10 minute numerals, and 2 minute divisions, attached by friction springs to the barrel arbor and making one revolution in 24 hours, mean time indicated by a blued-steel pointer, solar time by the gilt sun hand. An applied silvered sector on the front pillar marking the minutes up to 10, with a threepointed star hand, the silvered seconds ring attached to the escape wheel, with blued-steel pointer attached to the plate. Gregorian and Republican year calendar engraved on the revolving silvered ring at the base, the equation cam affixed to the back, and driven from the hour wheel by a single pin advancing 1 tooth every 24 hours, able to be disengaged to correct for the bissextile year. A plumb bob fitted for levelling, the cord doubling as the date indicator. Upper surface of the weights marking the day of the week as they descend.
Movement: Double weights with single barrel, pin-wheel escapement with half-seconds beating gridiron pendulum, jewelled knife-edge and needle-point suspension, the vase-shaped counter-weight mounted on the bimetallic compensation bar, with a sector-shaped scale at the front to indicate the effects of temperature change.
Dim. 52.5 x 30 x 19 cm.

LOT 203

THE ART OF BREGUET Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991

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.

A) Case: Circular, massive, reeded band, the rims in platinum. Glazed back over the movement.
Dial: Engine-turned and silvered gold, signed: " Breguet, No. 1", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve; small subsidiary rings for days of the week, months with concentric bissextile indicator, the date, and an aperture for the phase of the moon, the age engraved on the border. Secret signature on either side of "XII". Blued-steel hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed maillechort, 12"' caliber 189.10, with fausse Gîtes decoration, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic screw balance with Breguet autocompensator balance spring. Repeating on two gongs, with two hammers, by a slide in the band of the case. Diam. 35 mm.
Estimate: SFr. * * * B) Case: Three part, massive, Empire form, the rims in platinum. Glazed back over the movement.
Dial: Engine-turned in silvered gold, signed: " Breguet, No. 1", with Roman hour numerals on a plain reserve, and Arabic figures for the remaining indications, subsidiary seconds, sector for up-and-down scale calibrated for 45 hours, apertures for the instantaneous date, and phases of the moon with the age engraved on the border. Secret signature on either side of "XII".
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', caliber 90, with automatic winding but capable of being manually re-wound if required, 28 jewels, straight line lever escapement with monometallic screw balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Breguet autocompensator balance spring. Platinum wilding weight pivoted on the edge of the movement with spring banking, unidirectional winding automatically disconnected when fully wound, and two b 2 bearing runners, one visible in the weight, to reduce friction in the pivot point, the arm of "S" form to provide elastic suspension and retained in balance by a double-ended spring. Diam. 62 mm.

Sold: -1 750,000

LOT 204

THE ART OF BREGUET Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991

"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.

A) Case: Wristwatch; 18 ct., circular, massive and polished with reeded band, the classic Breguet s with an ingenious quick-release system for removing and re-mounting the bracelets.
Pocket watch: 18 ct., two body, half-hunting form, engine-turned à grains d'orge, with aperture to reveal the dial, the cover opened by a button in the pendant, and locked closed by a bolt in the band.
Dial: Regulator type, silvered and engine-turned, signed: "Breguet No. 1", the subsidiary hour ring with engraved Roman numerals, outer minute ring with Arabic 10 minute numerals, and subsidiary seconds on the edge of the tourbillon aperture. Sector for the up-and-down scale calibrated for 36 hours and an aperture for the moon phase with the age engraved on the border. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Maillechort, 13"', with fausses cOtes decoration, 23 jewels, lateral lever escapement and monometallic screw balance. Blued-steel Breguet autocompensating balance spring. One minute tourbillon with equidistant three-arm polished steel carriage driven off the third wheel. Mechanism for the instantaneous re-setting of the minute hand to exact time every two T ours mounted under the dial, and correcting the watch for a difference of up to plus-or-minus five minutes, controlled through the winding crown by the clock, along with the automatic rewinding, whenever the watch is placed in the location provided. An autonomy of 24 hours is assured from a rewinding period of 8 hours.
Diam. 36 mm. B) Case: 18 ct., Empire style, glazed on four sides and hermetically sealed. Applied hand-chased mounts on all sides, inset against a matted ground, with stylised flower heads around the base, the centre motifs terminating with palm foliage, the flat section corinthian pilasters capped by sun flowers. Recessed panels and the top plate all engine-turned à grains d'orge. Spirally gadrooned bun feet, and turned finials of slightly flattened form with substantial folding handle chased with flowers and lotus leaves and supported by lion heads. Signed on an oval polished white gold plaque at the base: "Breguet - Sympathique - No. 1". Calendar adjustment and hand-setting by means of a female square and push-pieces inset flush into the side pilasters. Hinged and rising bezel allowing the watch to be inserted with either the gold or leather bracelet still partly attached.
Dial: Silvered and engine-turned, signed: " Breguet, No. 1", with Roman hour numerals on a plain reserve. Blued-steel Breguet hands. Giltmetal engine-turned dial mask, with sectorshaped apertures for month with date to the left, week day to the right, and sectors above for equation of time on the left and bimetallic thermometer to the right. Moon phase visible at the back of the wristwatch compartment, with blue enamel and gold disk, the age engraved on the border.
Movement: Frosted and gilt brass, eight-day going, the twin barrels mounted in the base and wound by a retractable lever below the bottom plate, providing power for both the clock itself and Xe winding and hand-setting of the wristwatch. Remontoire train and the escapement mounted on a horizontal triangular platform rewinding at intervals of 5 seconds. Spring detent escapement, with gold escape wheel, Guillaume balance in brass and invar, with old and platinum adjusting screws. Twin helical gold balance springs, mounted above and below the balance, and working in apposition. Engraved silvered sector for up-and-down scale on the movement top plate.
Dim. 255 x 170 x 125 mm. Estimate: SFr. * *

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Sold: CHF 1,546,250