204 lots

LOT 161

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

A Monsieur Thompson Wristwatch No. 1038, completed on 26 February 1926, sold on 3 November 1926, for the sum of 3800 Francs. Square gold Art Déco Gentleman's wristwatch.

Case: 18ct., massive and polished, wire lugs, in gold. Dial: Champagne gilt, with black enamelled cubistes numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 9"', 15 jewels, lever escapement with monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and the movement.
In very good condition. Dim. 23 x 23 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 11,500

LOT 162

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

A Mademoiselle Vrouska Wristwatch No. 1403/682, completed on 28 August 1924, sold on 15 September 1924, for the sum of 1500 Francs. Rectangular gold Art Déco Gentleman's wristwatch.

Case: 18 ct., curved, massive and polished, with hinged back, and screwed bars.
Dial: Mat silver, with radial Arabic numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 9"', with fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial and movement, numbered on the case.
In very good condition. Dim. 22 x 42 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 20,700

LOT 163

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

A Madame Emile Fender Wristwatch No. 820, completed on 14 Mai 1925, sold on 24 December 1925, for 2500 Francs. Square gold Art Déco Gentleman's wristwatch.

Case: 18 ct., massive, the bevel of the bezel polished, wire lugs and table glass.
Dial: Grained mat silver, with applied gold Breguet numerals. Gold Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 9"', 17 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance. Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and the movement.
In very good condition. Dim. 23 x 23 mm.

CHF 8,000 - 10000

Sold: CHF 21,850

LOT 164

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

A Monsieur Jullien Wristwatch No. 1274, completed on 15 April 1953, sold on 9 July 1953. Gold Gentleman's wristwatch with Breguet gold bracelet, deployant clasp and fitted case.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished, Empire style with reeded band, rounded lugs, screwed bars.
Dial: Mat silver with applied gold Roman numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary seconds dial. Gold bâton hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 13"', with fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case and movement.
In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 18,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 165

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

A Madame Ferry Wristwatch No. 1039, completed on 5 December 1951, sold on 26 December 1952. Gold Gentleman's astronomical with triple date calendar and phases of the moon.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished carrure plate form, straight lugs, screwed bars.
Dial: Mat silver with applied gold Arabic numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds, outer date ring, apertures for days of the week, the month and moon phases. Gold Alpha hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 11.5"', with fausses côtes decoration, 20 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance. Flat autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case and the movement.
In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 35000

Sold: CHF 50,600

LOT 166

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

A Monsieur Van Campenhout Wristwatch No. 4135, completed on 3 December 1938, sold on 29 September 1939, for the sum of 4000 Francs. Gold Gentleman's wristwatch with oval button chronograph, 30 minute register and tachometer scale.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished, Empire style, with reeded band and lugs.
Dial: Mat silver, with painted Arabic numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds and register, outer tachometric scale. Gold baton hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 13"', 23 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case and movement.
In very good condition. Diam. 34 mm.

CHF 60,000 - 80000

LOT 167

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

A Monsieur Laurent Wristwatch No. 338, completed on 12 December 1952, sold on 5 March 1953, for an unrecorded sum. Pink gold Gentleman's wristwatch, with square button chronograph, 30-minute register and tachometer scale.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished, with shaped bezel, screwed bars.
Dial: Satined silver, with applied gold Arabic numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds and register, outer tachometric scale. Pink gold bâton hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 13"', Valjoux 23, with 23 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case and tie movement.
In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 45,000 - 55000

Sold: CHF 52,900

LOT 168

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

A Monsieur P.C. Wristwatch No. 535, sold on 18 April 1973, for the sum of 6500 Francs. Gold Gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, 30 minute and 12 hour registers and tachometer scale.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished, Empire style with reeded band and lapidated lugs, screwed bars.
Dial: Mat silver, with applied gold hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds and the registers, outer tachometric scale. Gold bâton hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 13"', Valjoux caliber, with fausses côtes decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, anti-shock system and monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial and case.
In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 50000

Sold: CHF 57,500

LOT 169

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

Buyer and date of sale unknown Wristwatch No. 4880 completed on 13 April 1946. Stainless steel Gentleman's astronomical wristwatch with square button chronograph, 12 hour and 30 minute registers, triple date and moon phases.

Case: Polished and satined.
Dial: Satined silver, with Arabic numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds and registers, outer ring for date, apertures for days of the week, month and moon phases. Steel Dauphhie hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 13"', 18 jewels, lever escapement, anti-shock system with monometallic balance. Flat autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case.
In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 12,000 - 16000

Sold: CHF 32,200

History: According to the repair books, this watch was repaired'for the first time in February 1947.

LOT 170

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

A Monsieur Sosa Wristwatch No. 1802, completed on 5 July 1963, sold on 21 October 1964, for the sum of 1480 Francs. Gold Gentleman's astronomical wristwatch with square button chronograph, 12 hour and 30 minute registers, tachometer scale, triple date calendar and moon phases.

Case: 1S ct., massive, polished and satined, with lapidated lugs.
Dial: Mat silver, with applied gold Arabic numerals and hour indexes + subsidiary dials for seconds and registers, outer date ring and tachometer scale, apertures for days of the week, month and moon phases. Gold Dauphhie hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 13"', 18 jewels, lever escapement, anti-shock system, monometallic balance. Breguet autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case.
In very good condition. Diam. 36 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 62,100

LOT 171

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

A Monsieur Sorabji Chronometer Wristwatch No. 3912, completed on 29 December 1938, sold on 7 June 1939, for the sum of 15,600 Francs. Pink gold Gentleman's wristwatch, awarded a " Bulletin de lère Classe".

Case: 18 ct., massive polished, Empire style, with reeded band, screwed bars.
Dial: Engine-turned silver, with painted Roman numerals + subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel bâton hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 14"', with fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, Guillaume balance. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial and the movement, T on the case.
In very good condition. Diam. 34 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 120000

History: The records show that this watch received a 1st class Bulletin for timekeeping, which would account for the considerable sum of 15,600 Francs.

LOT 172

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

A Sir Percival David Wristwatch No. 2926, sold on 31 May 1933, for the sum of 8500 Francs. Unique Art Déco rectangular platinum " Perpétuelle à Masse" Gentleman's self-winding wristwatch, with date and power reserve indicator. Integrated platinum bracelet with pink gold deployant clasp, with red leather fitted case.

Case: Massive, polished, with cabochon sapphireset winding crown above "12".
Dial: Classic engine-turned silver, with painted Roman numerals + subsidiary dial with concentric seconds and date, sector for the upand- down scale graduated for 30 hours. Gold Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 19"' jewels, with straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring. The winding system with semi-circular weight mounted below the movement on a separate plate Signed on the dial, case and the movement.
In very good condition Dim. 34 x 28 mm.

CHF 100,000 - 150000

Sold: CHF 132,250

LOT 173

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

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.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished, tonneau form, with hinged back and rounded lugs.
Dial: Mat silver with Breguet numerals, + subsidiary dials for seconds, date, day of the week and months, aperture for moon phases with age marked on the border. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 10"', with fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted for 5 positions. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, the case and the movement. Breguet case.
In excellent condition. Dim. 26 x 39 mm.

Sold: -1 500,000

History: Purchased by jean Dollfus in 1934 as a gift for his brother Louis. Returned for overhaul in 1935 and again in 1958, by Louis Dollfus on both occasions. Note: This watch is certainly unique m Breguet's work being the earliest and the only example of its type that they made. Research in the records proves that there were no others produced. It may well also be the earliest purpose-built wristwatch with perpetual calendar ever made by any firm, as although a fine example by Patek Philippe dating from 1925 is preserved in their Museum, it was built using an existing miniature pendant watch movement. (See Patek Philippe wristwatches, page 213). Significantly, Dollfus paid 11,000 Francs to Breguet for the watch, a fabulous price, particularly when compared with another complicated wristwatch, also sold in 1934, in platinum, with self winding and up-anddown, which already cost 6500 Francs. The instantaneous system, using a single complex lever to advance all the calendar functions at the same moment, requires an exceptionally high standard of workmanship if it is to function correctly. In a pocket watch, the relatively large spring is able to provide a sufficient reserve of power to overcome the inherent friction created by the various discs needing to be advanced; however, far less force is available in a wristwatch, particularly a small and slim example such as this, and all the parts must therefore be crafted and finished to the highest standards. The form of the case and layout of the dial are classic examples of the Art Deco style and it is interesting to note how the Breguet numerals, created 150 years before, perfectly complement the overall design.

LOT 174

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

Buyer and date of sale unknown Wristwatch No. 1539, sold on 13 November 1989. Platinum Gentleman's astronomical self-winding wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon and power reserve indicator. Original fitted case, certificate and platinum calendar correcting pin with short chain.

Case: Massive, polished, Empire style, with reeded band. Cabochon sapphire-set winding crown and screwed bars.
Dial: Engine-turned silver, with painted Roman numerals + subsidiary dials for date, days of the week, month and the leap year, aperture for phases of the moon with the age on the border, sector for up-and-down scale graduated for 45 hours. Blued-steel Breguet hams.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 12"', "No. 1665", with fausses côtes decoration, 38 jewels, lever escapement, anti-shock system, monometallic balance adjusted for five positions. Flat autocompensating balance spring, gold rotor. Signed on the dia, case and the movement.
In excellent condition Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 70,000 - 80000

Sold: CHF 103,500

LOT 175

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

Buyer unknown Wristwatch No. 4687, sold on 16 November 1989, "Souscription No. 12", from a series of only 50 examples, especially made for the Italian market. Gold self-winding Gentleman's wristwatch, " Souscription" model with jumping digital hours and single minute hand.

Case: 18 ct., massive, polished with reeded band and part engine-turned back, straight gold lugs, screwed bars.
Dial: Engine-turned silver, with painted Arabic minute numerals, aperture for the jump-hours. Blued-steel Breguet minute hand.
Movement: Cal. 561, rhodiumed with fausses côtes decoration, 25 jewels, lever escapement, antishock system with monometallic balance. Flat autocompensating balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and the movement.
In perfect condition. Diam. 36 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 50000

Sold: CHF 57,500

Note: This watch is No. 12, of a limited edition of 50 available only by Souscription, and tested specifically for the Italian market. Completed in 1989, each watch is accompanied by an original certificate and documentation.

LOT 176

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

The Jump Hour Wristwatch No. 1 Wristwatch No. 1, limited series of only 400 pieces to be produced in platinum, 800 in yellow gold. Platinum Gentleman's wristwatch with jumping digital hours and single minute hand.

Case: Massive, polished with reeded band, cabochon sapphire-set winding-crown.
Dial: White enamel with Breguet numerals, cryptographic signature under "12". Aperture for the jump-hours with Breguet numerals. Bluedsteel Breguet minute hand.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 11.5 "', with f hisses côtes decoration, 25 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted for 5 positions, flat autocompensating balance spring, movement with 2 barrels in tandem. Signed on the dial, case and the movement.
Diam. 35.5 mm.

Sold: -1 60,000

Note: The certificate accompanying this watch will be completed after the sale.

LOT 177

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

A La Maison Chaumet Breguet No. 1364, made in the 1980's. Gold, sapphire and diamond skeletonised keyless watch with minute-repeating.

Case: 18 ct., three piece, pear shaped, with reeded band, the bezel, pendant and bow set with sapphires and diamonds, with glazed back, the polished edge signed: "Breguet, No. 1364". 104 sapphires: 3.59 carats - 87 diamonds: 2.76 carats.
Dial: Gold chapter ring signed: "Breguet", with Roman numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 16"' signed: "Breguet, No. 1364", entirely skeletonised and engraved with scrolling foliage, the gilt brass dial ring with similar decoration on the back, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with a slide in the band.
In perfect condition. Dim. 75 x 54 mm.

CHF 200,000 - 250000

LOT 178

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

A La Maison Chaumet Breguet No. 4020, made in the 1980's. Gold, sapphire and diamond skeletonised keyless dress watch.

Case: 18 ct., three piece with reeded band, the front bezel set with diamonds and sapphires, the back glazed, with the edge signed: "Breguet, No. 4020". Diamonds: 1.45 carats - Sapphires: 0.47 carats.
Dial: Silver chapter ring, signed: "Breguet, No. 4020", with Roman numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 16"', skeletonised and entirely engraved with foliate scroll work, inset into a gilt brass ring, with similar decoration on the back, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement with monometallic screw balance. Blued-steel Breguet autocompensating balance spring.
In perfect condition. Diam. 50 mm.

CHF 35,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 32,200

LOT 179

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

A La Maison Chaumet Breguet No. 1367, made in the 1980's. Gold, ruby and diamond-set astronomical keyless watch, with perpetual calendar, phases of the moon and chronograph, with instantaneous 30 minute recorder.

Case: 18 ct., three piece, with reeded band, the bezels set with rubies, the hours marked by baguette cut diamonds, the surround and pendant with brilliant cut diamonds. Polished back and gold cuvette, signed: "Breguet, No. 1367". Diamonds: 6.67 carats. Rubies: 5.97 carats.
Dial: Gold, pavé with brilliant cut diamonds, with subsidiary dials for 24 hour time, and concentric days of the week, instantaneous recorder, with an apperture for the phase of the moon, months of the year, with the bissextile cycle, and subsidiary seconds with the date, the chronograph graduated for 1/5th seconds. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 17"', 32 jewels, counterpoised lever escapement with cut bimetallic balance. Blued-steel Breguet balance spring with swan-neck micrometer regulator. Repeating on gongs with a slide in the band. Chronograph mecianism visible on the back plate, operated by a push piece in the winding crown.
In perfect condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 350,000 - 400000

LOT 180

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

A La Maison Chaumet Breguet No. 3376, made in the 1980's. Gold, sapphire-diamond and keyless dress watch.

Case: 18 ct., three piece, with reeded band, the bezel, bow and pendant set with baguette cut sappphires and brilliant cut diamonds, the back polished and signed: "Breguet, No. 3376". Sapphires: 5.07 carats, Diamonds: 2.46 carats.
Dial: Gold, pavé with diamonds, signed: "Breguet, No. 3376", with Roman numerals on a plain reserve. Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Rhodiumed, 17"', with f a u s s e s côtes decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement with monometallic screw balance, adjusted for five positions. Blued-steel Breguet autocompensating balance spring.
In perfect condition. Diam. 46 mm.

CHF 60,000 - 70000

Sold: CHF 103,500