Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 18, 1997

LOT 48

Breguet No. 150, sold to Mr. Paschkoff on 31 August 1843, for 3000 Francs. Very fine and rare silver "hump-back" , eight day going, Grande and Petite Sonnerie carriage clock with alarm and double calendar.

CHF 200,000 - 220,000

Sold: CHF 240,000

C. One piece, polished with hinged bezel and back door with winding hole shutter: Four bun-feet and silver chain handle. D. Frosted silver with Roman numerals, concentric outer minute and inner alarm setting rings. Blued steel Breguet hands. Gilt brass dial plate engraved with foliage, apertures for date and day of the week. M. Brass shaped lull plate with double toothed barrel both for the going and the striking trains, lover escapement, the two-arm compensation balance with gold poising and timing screws, set on the back plate, blued steel Breguet balance spring with regulator. ()mu 'el repeating, Grande/I 'eli(c Sonnerie and al,u ni striking on a hell below the movement, Grande and Petite Sonnerie/Silent selection levers above the dial, repeating button on the top. Signed on the dial. Accompanied by RIeguet cmrlilu ate No. 3192. Dina. 1 1,5 x LO x )i.5 cm.

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 2-36-51

Very good

Partially re-gilt

Partially reprinted


Note: By the time they were made, such carriage clocks of top quality were amongst the most expensive pieces produced by Breguet; no more than ten were sold between 1830 and 1850.