Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Hong Kong,the Ritz Carlton Hotel,harbour Room, 3rd Floor, Jun 02, 2007

LOT 294

Monsieur Gozzel" Breguet, No. 1689, Répétition de Première Classe, sold to Mr Gozzel on May 22, 1822, for 900 francs. Very fine and rare, large, dumb quarter- repeating 18K gold pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement.

HKD 260,000 - 320,000

USD 35,000 - 42,000 / EUR 26,000 - 32,000

C. Four-body, "Empire", by Joly, No. 1729, polished bezel, engineturned band, engine-turned back with polished border. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, offset subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Frosted gilt, bar caliber, standing barrel, 13 jewels, Breguet overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm flatrim balance, the top pivot with parachute, flat blued steel balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the index regulator, quarter-repeating on the case with a massive polished steel single hammer activated by depressing the pendant. Dial and cuvette signed, movement numbered. Diam. 56 mm. Property of a French Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


This watch was overhauled in 1834 on behalf of Mr. Marcotte de Genlis, Receveur Général at Mézière.