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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 35

Breguet & Fils
Pocket watch, skeleton, quarter-repeater, three striking Jacks; “The Emperor, Fortune and Love”; 18K yellow gold and multicoloured gold

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

EUR 2,100 - 4,100 / USD 2,200 - 4,300 / HKD 16,600 - 33,200

Sold: CHF 4,750

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, skeleton pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater by three hammers on three steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant)

The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows three Jacquemarts (Jacks), “The Emperor, Fortune and Love”, striking the elapsed time (the allegory of Fortune, on the left, strikes the hours and the third shot of the quarters while the Emperor, on the right, strikes the first shot of the quarters, and, the allegory of Love embodied by a Cupid, on the bottom, strikes the second shot of the quarters; all animated by the repeating mechanism.

Movement 21’’’, full plate, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental “Louis XVI” cock, polished steel end-piece, silver regulator disc; main plate under the dial engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with foliate decoration; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 4


Movement: 4**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Breguet & Fils, Paris

Model apocryphal signature (not Abraham-Louis Breguet); probably made in the Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 25 593

Case No. 3 593 & 8 130 (by “R T”, probably Neuchâtel mountains)

Material 18K yellow gold and multicoloured gold

Caliber 21’’’, fusee and chain, verge escapement

Dimensions 55.9 mm.

Weight 127.4 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)