Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 472

FOR THADÉE TODWEN Breguet, Horloger de la Marine Royale, No. 3966, sold to Devolue, Meuron & Cie on January 31, 1824 for 1,254 Francs. Very fine 20K rose gold quarter-repeating pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement and special dial. To be sold without reserve To be sold without reserve

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

USD 11,000 - 16,000 / EUR 8,500 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

C. Four-body, ?forme collier?, by Tavernier No. 3932, polished, fl at band. Hinged gilt cuvette. D. Silver, by Tavernier with the name THADEE TODWEN in the place of numerals, outer dot minute divisions, engine-turned center, secured by a screw. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 48 mm. gilt brass, bridge caliber, Breguet ruby cylinder escapement, plain three-arm gilt balance, blued steel fl at balance spring, parachute on the top pivot, temperature compensation curb on the blued steel index regulator, repeating on two short gongs by two hammers with pull-and-twist piston on the band at 2 o?clock. Cuvette signed, movement, dial and case punched with serial number, case stamped with the casemaker?s mark and French guarantee marks. Diam. 53 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-9-01



HANDS Original