204 lots

LOT 21

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

A Monsieur ... Watch No. 1436, sold on 10 Vendémiaire an 13 ( 2 October 1804), for the sum of 840 Francs. Gold "souscription" watch.

Case: 18 ct., three body, collier form, by Joly, No.915, engine-turned à g r a i n s d'orge.
Dial: White enamel, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Breguet numerals and secret signature below "12" (small hair lines). Blued-steel souscription hand with tapered point.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', souscription caliber with central barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder, three-arm plain brass balance with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator.
In very good condition. Diam. 62 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 45000

Sold: CHF 34,500

LOT 22

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

A Monsieur Galakoff "Montre à tact" No.1711, first sold on 18 Fructidor an 13 (5 September 1805), for the sum of 3360 Francs. Resold to Monsieur de Castaneda on 31 July 1806, for the sum of 3500 Francs. Small gold watch with concealed "à tact" and portrait compartment, wound through the band with concentric seconds, constructed on the principals of the "garde-temps".

Case: 18 ct., four body, collier form, with double back for the concealed portrait, by Tavernier, No. 2346, the reeded band with winding aperture, small push piece to open the portrait compartment, the back engine-turned grains d' org*e, and engraved with a sunburst and monogram "E" in the centre, between two laurel branches. Opening the back reveals the engineturned gold ô taet dial, with touch pins and raised bars; large polished gold a tact hand. Additional push piece to open the double back. Dial: Engine-turned gold, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with engraved Roman numerals on a plain reserve, eccentric seconds and small regulator sector, double secret signature on either side of " X11". Blued-steel Breguet hands. Movement: Gilt brass, 17"', bar caliber, signed: "Breguet, No. 1711", on a semi circular plaque carrying the tact wheel, double going barrels, simultaneously wound by a male key through a right angle gear. Echappentettt naturel with unsprung locking, two escape wheels with five and four teeth respectively. Bimetallic three-arum compensation balance with parachute oil both pivots. Blued-steel balance spiral spring with terminal curves.
In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 100000

Sold: CHF 109,250

LOT 23

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

A Monsieur Dragley Watch No. 1865, sold by Monsieur Moreau, on the 12 June 1809, for the sum of 2400 Francs. Gold watch with "à toc" quarter-repeating.

Case: 18 ct., four body, collier form, by Tavernier, No. 2696, the back engine-turned à grains d'orge with reeded band. The gold cuvette signed: " Breguet No. 1865".
Dial: Engine-turned gold, signed: "Breguet et Fils" , with Roman numerals on a plain reserve, subsidiary seconds at "IIII". Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', bar caliber, with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Repeating with a single hammer on the case with pull-twist piston in the pendant.
In very good condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 35,000 - 40000

LOT 24

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

A Lucien Bonaparte Watch No. 689, first sold on 19 Brumaire an 9, (10 November 1800) for the sum of 1000 Francs. Silver and gold cased "à tact" watch.

Case: Two body, collier form, by Amy Gros, No. 3996, silver, with gold rims, bezel and ring, the reeded band with gold touch-pieces, cover engine-turned with a sunburst, the revolving back with a complex wavy line pattern, with applied engraved gold n tact arrow. Gilt-brass canister type cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 1861".
Dial: Eccentric, matt silvered, mounted on the barrel bridge, signed: "Breguet", with engraved Roman numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt Brass, 24"', souscription caliber, with central barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator.
In good condition. Diam. 61 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 63,250

LOT 25

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

A Monsieur le Baron Hottinguer Watch No. 702, sold on 21 Pluviose an (10 February 1801), for the sum of 864 Francs, and collected by one of his employees. Gold "simple" watch, new calibre.

Case: 18 ct., three body, undecorated, collier form, by Gustave Mermillod, No. 634. Gilt metal cuvette signed: "Breguet No. 702".
Dial: White enamel, by Borel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 24"', bar caliber, signed: " Breguet No.702", with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator.
In very good condition. Diam. 60 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 32,200

LOT 26

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

A Madame Marmont. Watch No. 742, sold on 3 Fructidor an 9 (21 August 1801), for the sum of 1500 Francs. Gold watch with "à toc" quarter-repeating, the case engraved with the crowned monogram of Maréchal Marmont Duc de Raguse.

Case: 18 ct., four body, c o l l i e r form, by Amy Gros, No. 24, engine-turned à g r a i n s d'orge, with reeded band, the back engraved in a reserve with the monogram surmounted by a ducal crown. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 742".
Dial: White enamel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals and secret signature beneath " XIl". Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, bar caliber, with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with p a r a c h u t e on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the index regulator. Repeating with a single large steel hammer, striking directly on the case, by depressing the pendant.
In good condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 35,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 43,700

LOT 27

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

A Monsieur le Comte Woronzoff "Souscription" watch No. 729, sold 18 Germinal an 9 (12 April 1801), for the sum of 1200 Francs. Restored to perfect condition at the request of Monsieur le Comte Woronzoff on 1 February 1853, for the sum of 1000 Francs. Gold "montre à tact" with auxiliary five-minute dial, concentric Revolutionary and Gregorian calendar rings, with equation of time calculated to coincide with the Revolutionary calendar.

Case: 18 ct., two body, collier form, engine-turned à grains d'orge, the reeded band with gold touch pieces, small eccentric glazed aperture in the dial cover, applied gold tact arrow on the back, extended by a sector-shaped glazed aperture revealing the months, the equation of time and the additonal dial sub-divided for five minutes. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 729", with circular eccentric aperture revealing the dial.
Dial: Mat silver, with Roman numerals. Bluedsteel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 25"', souscription caliber, with central barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Blued-steel flat balance spring. Subsidiary dia] attached to the barrel bridge.
In very good condition. Diam. 62 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 100000

Sold: CHF 92,000

LOT 28

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

A Monsieur Labensky Souscription watch No. 730, sold on 21 Messidor an 9 (10 July 1801), for the sum of 1320 Francs. Gold "souscription" watch with concealed "à tact" hand, engraved comparative table for the months of the Gregorian and Republican calendars, and the equation of time correction for the Revolutionary calendar.

Case: 18 ct., three body, collier form, engineturned grains d'orge, the reeded band with gold touch pieces, gold à tact pointer on the edge of the cover. Gilt brass cuvette, signed: "Breguet, No. 730", and engraved with the Revolutionary and Gregorian calendar and equation tables.
Dial: White enamel, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Breguet numerals, secret signature below " 12". Gold souscription hand.
Movement: Gilt brass 25-, signed: "Breguet, No. 730", of souscription caliber, with central barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, threearm plain brass balance, bimetallic compensaiton curb on the regulator. Blued-steel flat balance spring.
In very good condition. Diam. 64 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 100000

LOT 29

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

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.

Case: 18 ct., two body, three piece, quatre baguettes form, by Tavernier, No.3868, engineturned d grains d'orge, the band in silver, the back centred with the cyrillic initial "P" beneath a ducal crown, engraved beneath a grey champlevé and translucent enamel médaillon.
Dial: Oval, engine-turned, by Tavernier, signed: " Breguet", the off-set chapter-ring with Roman numerals on a plain reserve, with concentric date and a sector for the thermometer below in degrees Réaumur. Blued-steel pointers with Breguet souscription type hand with tapered point.
Movement: Brass with grained finish, 1 7 ' , souscription caliber: "No.4977", with central barrel three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement. Spiral balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Bimetallic thermometer mounted on the front plate under the dial, the hand movement controlled by a double rack and pinion.
In very good condition. Dim. 83 x 61 mm.

CHF 150,000 - 200000

Sold: CHF 292,250

LOT 30

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

A Monsieur le Marquis de Santiago Watch No. 1160, sold on 6 Prairial an 12 (26 May 1804) , for the sum of 1680 Francs. Gold, enamel and diamond-set hunting-cased " médaillon à tact" watch. Original Breguet gold short chain and ratchet key.

Case: 18 ct., two body, Collier form, gadrooned band, the cover and back decorated in blue translucent enamel on an engine-turned ground, the a tact arrow, bow and applied decoration on the cover set with rose diamonds. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 1160".
Dial: Small eccentric, silver, fixed to the barrel bridge, with Breguet numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 14"' signed: "Breguet, No. 1160", of souscription caliber with central barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance. Blued-steel flat balance spring.
In very good condition. Diam. 40 mm.

CHF 100,000 - 120000

LOT 31

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

A Monsieur le Comte S. Potocki Chronometer No.1176, sold through Monsieur Moreau à St. Petersbourg on 12 February 1809, for the sum of 4600 Francs. Gold pocket chronometer watch with four minute "tourbillon" and "échappement naturel", double subsidiary seconds and winding indicator.

Case: 18 ct., four body, by Joly, No.1282, later engraved with floral scrollwork. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No.1176".
Dial: Engine-turned gold, signed: "Breguet et Fils" , and engraved: "Régulateur à Tourbillon". Small hour dial with Roman numerals on a plain reserve, concentric outer minutes and additional small rings for the two subsidary seconds, (the one on the right may be stopped at will) a sector for the up-and-down scale calibrated for 35 hours. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 24"', signed: "Breguet, No. 1176", the inverted fusee with maintaining power, échappement naturel with two escape wheels of "12" and "3" teeth respectively, threearm bimetallic compensation balance with adjusting screws inset in the rim. Blued-steel balance spring with terminal curves. The escapement is mounted in a two-arm cage driven from the second wheel pinion and revolving once in four minutes. The right hand subsidiary seconds ring, driven from the teeth on the tourbillon carriage, may be stopped at will by means of a small bolt in the front bezel, which acts through a push piece in the dial plate.
In very good condition. Diam. 65 mm.

CHF 600,000 - 700000

LOT 32

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

A Son Altesse le Prince de Galle Watch No. 921, sold on 24 Floréal an 11, (14 May 1803) for the sum of 1440 Francs. Gold hunting-cased "simple" watch of "nouveau calibre".

Case: 18 ct., four body, collier form, by Joly, No. 621, engine-turned à grains d'orge, with reeded band, the back centred with a monogram of the Prince of Wales, surmounted by the plume of feathers, the interior with initials "T.S." . Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 921".
Dial: Gold engine-turned, with a circular pattern with Roman numerals on a plain reserve. Bluedsteel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass ,19"', bar caliber, with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot and bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Blued-steel flat balance spring.
in very good condition. Diam. 52 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 50000

Sold: CHF 41,400

LOT 33

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

A Milady Elgin Watch No. 1193, sold on 19 Prairial an 11 (19 May 1803), for the sum of 1320 Francs. Gold watch with "à toc" quarter-repeating.

Case:
18 ct., three body, collier form, by Amy Gros, No. 225, with reeded band, the back engine-turned à grains d'orge. Gilt metal cuvette signed: "Breguet et Fils, No. 1193".
Dial: Engine-turned gold, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve. Bluedsteel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 20"', bar caliber in the style of Lépine, with free standing barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Repeating with two large polished steel hammers directly on the case, operated by depressing the pendant.
In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 50,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 57,500

LOT 34

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

A Lord Paget. Astronomical watch No. 2835, sold on 23 March 1825, for the sum of 4800 Francs. Extra flat gold watch with quarter-repeating, age and phase of the moon, constructed on the principals of the "garde-temps". Original Breguet gold short chain and ratchet key.

Case: 18 ct., two body, by Tavernier, No. 3331, engine-turned grams d orge, the back with bayonet fixing. Dial: Eccentric, engine-turned silver, by Tavernier, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve, subsidiary seconds and small sector indicating the slow/fast regulator position, aperture for phase of the moon, the age engraved on the edge. Movement: Gilt brass, 19"', bar caliber, the barrel with female winding square, counterpoised straight line lever escapement with jewelled pallets and long lever, two-arm bimetallic compensation balance with adjusting screws inset in the rim, parachute on both pivots. Bluedsteel flat balance spring with terminal curves. Repeating with a single gong with one hammer, striking on a steel intermediate spring block.
In good condition. Diam. 49 mm.

CHF 180,000 - 220000

Sold: CHF 248,250

LOT 35

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

A Monsieur Blandfort Watch No. 3012, sold on 20 July 1818, for the sum of 2000 Francs. Very thin gold watch with two barrels, constructed on the principals of the "gardetemps". Original gold Breguet short double chain and ratchet key.

Case: 18 ct., two body, quatre baguettes form, by Tavernier, No. 3567, engine-turned à grains d'om' e, the back with bayonet fixing and engraved in the centre with a small monogram surmounted by a crown.
Dial: Eccentric, engine-turned silver, by Tavernier, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve. Small eccentric subsidiary seconds with sector for indicating the slow/fast regulator position. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22-, bar caliber, the twin going barrels separately wound with female winding squares, counterpoised straight line lever escapement with jewelled pallets and long lever, two-arm bimetallic compensaiton balance, the timing screws inset in the rim, with parachute on both pivots. Blued-steel flat Breguet balance spring.
In good condition. Diam. 54 mm.

CHF 60,000 - 80000

Sold: CHF 82,800

LOT 36

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

A Monsieur le Duc de Norfolk Watch No. 3388, sold on 29 August 1821, for the sum of 2400 Francs. Gold hunting-cased watch of "première classe" with half quarter-repeating. Original gold key.

Case: 18 ct., three body, quatre baguettes form, by Tavernier, No.3675, engine-turned a grains d'orge. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, Horlogers de la Marine Royale, No. 3388".
Dial: Engine-turned silver, protected by a glass, with Roman numerals on a plain reserve, subsidiary seconds at "Ill", secret signatures on either side of "XII". Blued-steel Breguet hands. Movement: Gilt brass, 21"', bar caliber, with ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Bluedsteel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Repeating on one gong with a single hammer striking on a steel intermediate spring block, with pull-twist piston in the pendant.
In perfect condition. Diam. 55 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 120000

LOT 37

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

A Monsieur Frackman Watch No. 1736, sold on 6 Fructidor an 13 (24 August 1805), for the sum of 1488 Francs. Gold watch with quarter-repeating.

Case: 18 ct., three body, collier form, by Tavernier, No. 2419, the back engine-turned with concentric circular pattern and reeded band. Gilt metal cuvette hinged on the movement, and signed: "Breguet, No. 1736".
Dial: White enamel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals, secret signature below "12". Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', bar caliber with free standing barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance with parachute on the top pivot and bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Blued-steel flat balance spring.
In very good condition. Diam. 57 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 50000

Sold: CHF 48,300

LOT 38

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

A Monsieur Esseyd Aly Effendi Watch No. 2090, sold on 16 September 1808, for the sum of 3360 Francs. Gold and enamel pair-cased watch with " grande" and "petite" sonnerie striking and quarter-repeating, made for the Islamic market.

Case: 18 ct., three body inner, and two body outer, by Amy Gros, No.894, decorated in scarlet translucent enamel on engine-turned ground, the bezels with champlevé enamel floral motifs, the back with patterns in gold paillons in the Islamic taste. The interior of the outer case engraved: " Hadji Assim Effendi". Gold cuvette signed: " Breguet, No. 2090".
Dial: White enamel, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with gilt Turkish numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands. Gilt brass dial plate, also signed: "Breguet, No. 2090".
Movement: Gilt brass, 20"', full plate caliber, twin barrels retained between a single bridge, signed: " Breguet, No. 2090". Two trains with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain gilt brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring. Grande/petite sonnerie on two (gongs with two hammers, the strike/silent Grande/petite selection levers in the edge of the dial. Independent quarter-repeating train with two hammers and two gongs by the pull-twist piston in the pendant.
In very good condition. Diam. 62 mm.

CHF 250,000 - 300000

Sold: CHF 270,250

LOT 39

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

A Monsieur Wenham Watch No. 4302, delivered on commission on 7 November 1828, for the sum of 1112 Francs. Silver and gold "simple" watch.

Case: 18 ct., four body, quatre baguettes form, by Joly, No. 516, engine-turned à grains d'orge, the band in silver. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 4302".
Dial: Engine-turned silver, signed: "Breguet et Fils", witch Roman numerals on a plain reserve, double secret signature on either side of "XII". Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 20"', bar caliber with overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot, and bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Blued-steel flat balance spring.
In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 35000

Sold: CHF 36,800

LOT 40

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

A Monsieur Recordon Watch No. 2097, sold on 17 October 1807, for the sum of 2060 Francs. Gold "moyenne grandeur" watch with quarterrepeating.

Case:18 ct., three body, collier form, by Joly No.1361, the back engine-turned à grains d'orge with reeded band. Gold cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 2097".
Dial: Engine-turned gold, signed: "Breguet et Fils", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 19"', bar caliber, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement with threearm pain brass balance with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring. Repeating on a single gong with a single hammer by a pulltwist piston through the pendant.
In good condition. Diam. 47 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 35000

Sold: CHF 41,400