Geneva, Nov 06, 2022

LOT 247

Breguet & Fils
Pocket watch, jump-hour, quarter-repeater, ruby-set cylinder escapement; “Répétition à ponts, 23 lignes”; 18K yellow gold


Répétition à ponts, 23 lignes, vendue à M. Robert Knight

CHF 20,000 - 40,000

EUR 20,600 - 41,200 / USD 19,900 - 39,800 / HKD 158,000 - 314,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with special escapement, jump-hour hand and one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater (‘all-or-nothing’-type) by one hammer on one steel gong (activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the pendant)

Four-piece case “forme quatre baguettes” withguilloché (engine-turned) case-back and case-band. hinged gold cuvette (dome).

Silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel Breguet hands.

23’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, overhanging ruby-set cylinder escapement, monometallic balance with three arms (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, blued steel and polished steel index-regulator with temperature compensating bimetallic curb fitted to the index regulator, top pivot with parachute.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-12



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-50-01



HANDS Original

Brand Breguet & Fils, Paris

Model “Horloger de la Marine Royale”; “Répétition à ponts, 23 lignes”

Year circa 1829

Movement No. 4 029

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 57.1 mm.

Caliber 23’’’, overhanging ruby-set cylinder escapement

Weight 131.4 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial and cuvette (dome)


The Breguet Archives mention that this watch was sold to Robert Knight, on August 29, 1829, for the amount of 2 400 Francs. Originally the watch was accompanied by the Certificate No. 1 230.

The watch is made by Breguet on an older ébauche dating from the early 19th century and bearing the No. 200.

We would like to thank Mr. Emmanuel Breguet, Montres Breguet S.A., Vice President, Head of Patrimony, for kindly providing us with the above-mentioned historical information from the company’s Archives.


· Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 15, 2006, lot 27, sold for the amount of CHF 70 800.- (Estimation: CHF 35 000.- / 45 000.-).