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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 358

“Monsieur J.G. Humann, Deputé du Bas Rhin” Breguet, Horloger de la Marine Royale, No. 3394, case No. 2386. Répétition à Ponts, sold to J.G. Humann, Deputé du Bas Rhin on December 12, 1821, for 2000 Francs. Very fine and very rare, large, half-quarter repeating pocket watch with duplex escapement, eccentric seconds, short gold chain and Breguet ratchet key

C. Four-body, “Empire” by Joly, engine turned. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver, engineturned, brushed chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with dot markers, eccentric subsidiary seconds between 5 and 6. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 52 mm., 23’’’, frosted gilt, souscription calibre, standing barrel, jeweled train, duplex escapement with ruby roller, three-arm brass balance, the top pivot with pare-chute, flat blued steel balance spring, bimetallic temperature compensation curb fitted to the index regulator, repeating with a single hammer on a gong activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the band between 1 and 2. Dial and cuvette signed. Case with Joly’s mark, case and reverse of dial punch numbered. Diam. 56 mm.

C. Four-body, “Empire” by Joly, engine turned. Hinged gold cuvette.
D. Silver, engineturned, brushed chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with dot markers, eccentric subsidiary seconds between 5 and 6. Blued steel Breguet hands.
M. 52 mm., 23’’’, frosted gilt, souscription calibre, standing barrel, jeweled train, duplex escapement with ruby roller, three-arm brass balance, the top pivot with pare-chute, flat blued steel balance spring, bimetallic temperature compensation curb fitted to the index regulator, repeating with a single hammer on a gong activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the band between 1 and 2. Dial and cuvette signed. Case with Joly’s mark, case and reverse of dial punch numbered. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 22,000 - 27,000

108 14,000 - 17,000 / -

Sold: CHF 73,160


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-5-01

Good

Poor

HANDS Original