Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 66

PAUL BREGUETTE ? JOAN OF ARC CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL DIAL Paul Breguette Watch Co. Inc., Swiss, No. E22072. Made for the North American market, circa 1960. Fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 14K yellow gold wristwatch with polychrome champlevé enamel dial.

CHF 5,000 - 7,300

USD 5,500 - 8,000 / EUR 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 5,875

C. Three-body, polished, fl at and inclined bezel, angled lugs, the back secured by a screw-down ring. D. Polychrome soft champlevé enamel on gold depicting Joan of Arc on horseback carrying a fl ag, dot hour indexes. Luminous gilt baton hands. M. Cal. 1580, gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating fl at balance spring, shock absorber, micrometer regulator. Movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


The Paul Breguette brand was created in 1935 by the Swiss watch company Ebel specifi cally for the North American market. Around 1938 the name was sold to Kay Jewelers of Pennsylvania, who continued to import Swiss watches that were sold under the Paul Breguette name. The stylized image of Joan of Arc on the dial is inspired by the famous statue in the Place des Pyramides in Paris.