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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 112

Classique "La Tradition Breguet" Breguet, ?La Tradition,? No. 3642, Ref. 7027. Made circa 2008. Very fine, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with visible ?Souscription?-style caliber, double power-reserve indication and an 18K white gold Breguet buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box.

CHF 13,000 - 17,000

USD 13,000 - 17,000 / EUR 9,000 - 11,000

Sold: CHF 16,800

C. Three-body, solid, polished, coin-edge band, rounded bezel, white gold screwed bars, transparent case back, sapphire crystals. D. Visible movement, small eccentric guilloché silver dial with radial Roman numerals, retrograde power reserve indication at 11. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 507 DR, ?Souscription?-style with sand-blasted finish, 34 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 4 regulating screws and adjusted in five positions, blued steel parachute shock absorber, selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, power reserve indication. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


In this remarkable wristwatch, inspired by Abraham-Louis Breguet?s ?souscription? watches of circa 1795, Nicolas G. Hayek and the designers of the Breguet firm adapted the characteristics of Breguet?s original watch - going so far as to reproduce the elastic suspension of the balance and the movement design - to the requirements of a modern wristwatch, with the added feature of the power reserve.