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Only Watch Auction

Monaco, Sep 20, 2007

LOT 3

Breguet ?Chronograph Classique A Rattrapante? No. 1 of a limited edition of 7 pieces.

Classique Limited Edition 1/7, split-second chronograph with tachometric scale, ref. 5947BA/29/9V6 CASE Round in 18-carat yellow gold with finely fluted caseband. Rounded horns welded to the case with screw-pins to secure the strap. Sapphire Case-back. Water-resistant to 30m. Case number 1 in a series of 7 watches. DIAL Oven-fired white enamel dial with secret signature. Individually numbered and bearing the Breguet signature. Hand-painted Arabic Breguet numerals. 30-minute counter at 3 o?clock. Small second at 9 o?clock. Indication of the tachometric scale, (base 1km) indicating speed in kilometres per hour in red at the centre of the dial. Chronograph second and split-second hand at the center. Hollow-tipped Breguet hands in blued steel. Red hand for the chronograph and the tachometric scale. MOVEMENT Manual winding chronograph movement with column wheels and split-second function on the crown. Numbered and bearing the Breguet signature. Calibre 535N, 12 lines, 23 rubies. 48-hour power reserve. Straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance wheel with timing screws, Breguet overcoil. Adjusted in 5 positions.

EUR 0 - 0

Sold: EUR 90,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1

As new


Notes

Founded in 1775, Montres Breguet SA is today at the pinnacle of Swiss luxury watch brands. Its unique position in watch history and European culture originated in the historical luminaries who wore Breguet watches (Napoléon, Marie-Antoinette, Churchill?) and in famous writers who mentioned Breguet in their works, like Pushkin, Balzac, Victor Hugo. If Breguet holds a special place in our cultural heritage, it is because its founder A.-L. Breguet set the standard by which all fine watch making has since been judged. Today, his heirs at Breguet still make each watch as a model of supreme horological art. Considered by his equals as the father of the greatest revolution in the science of time-keeping, Breguet invented a series of breakthroughs : self-winding watches, gong springs, Breguet spiral, tourbillon, shock-protection devices, etc. Today?s Classique line is the symbol of Breguet?s unmistakable style and elegance. With fluted case-bands, rounded horns, Breguet hands and enamel dials with Breguet Arabic numerals, the Classique watches are true to the traditional values of Breguet?s original features. Inspired from the Breguet pocket watch No. 2170, sold in 1929, the new limited edition Breguet 5947BA/29/9V6 presents a split-second chronograph with a special tachometric scale. This scale enables to measure the speed of a moving body on an established distance.