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New York - The Fuller Building, Mar 28, 2007

LOT 42

?A Lucien Cochet? Breguet, No. 490, case No. 8566 by Verger Frères. Sold to Mr. Lucien Cochet on November 28, 1924. Very fine, thin and elegant, keyless, white gold dress watch,

USD 3,000 - 4,000

EUR 2,300 - 3,000

Sold: USD 4,248

C. Three-body, solid, polished, trefoil bow. D. Matte silver with applied white gold ?Breguet? numerals, outer dot minute divisions. White gold ?Breguet? hands. M. Cal. 16.5???, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial and movement signed, case with Verger Frères punch mark. Diam. 45 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928) was a jeweler and watchmaker, who became President of the ?Chambre Syndicale des Bijoutiers?. In 1879 he became the French agent for Vacheron & Constantin. In 1896 Ferdinand registered the trademark ?FV?. In 1911 the firm moved to 51 rue Sainte Anne under the name of Verger Frères, with the trademark ?VF?. In 1901 Ferdinand Verger bought out Lépine; the remaining stock was sold to Louis Leroy in 1914. The creations of the renowned Verger firm count among the most original designs of the Art Deco period; their specialty was the jeweled timepiece.