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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 544

BREGUET SOUSCRIPTION SET NO. 79 ? MINUTE REPEATER WRISTWATCH & PERPETUELLE POCKET WATCH Breguet, ?Souscription No. 79?. Made in 1992. Extremely fine, rare and important set of two Souscription watches: an 18K yellow gold minute-repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon and an 18K gold Breguet buckle and an 18K yellow gold, selfwinding ?perpetuelle? pocket watch with power-reserve, instantaneous calendar, phases and age of the moon. Accompanied by the original special fitted box and magnifying glass, an extra 18K yellow gold chain for the wristwatch, push pin and an 18K yellow gold long Breguet chain for the pocketwatch

THE WRISTWATCH C. Three-body, massive, coin-edge band, straight lugs, transparent back, sapphire crystal. D. Two-tone, guilloché silvered gold, signed ?Breguet, No. 79?, radial Roman numerals on a plain brushed reserve; small subsidiary rings for days of the week, months with concentric leap year indicator, the date and aperture for the moon phases, the age engraved on the border, secret signature on either side of ?VI?. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 567, rhodium-plated maillechort, fausses cotes decoration, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator, repeating on two gongs with two hammers via a slide in the band. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 11.5 mm. THE POCKET WATCH Three-body, massive, ?Empire?, polished stepped bezels, coin-edge band with correctors, transparent back to view the movement, sapphire crystals. D. Two-tone, guilloché silvered gold, signed ?Breguet, No. 79?, with radial Roman rumerals on a plain brushed reserve, outer minute chapter with dot divisions, subsidiary seconds, sector for power reserve calibrated for 45 hours, apertures for the instantaneous date, and moon phases with the age engraved on the border, secret signature on either side of the ?XII?. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Gilt brass, 22???, caliber 90, with automatic winding, 28 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with monometallic balance, with pare-chute on the top pivot, Breguet self-compensating balance spring, platinium winding weight pivoted on the edge of the movement with spring banking, unidirectional winding automatically disconnected when fully wound, and two ball-bearing runners, one visible in the weight, to reduce friction in the pivot point, the ?S? shaped arm providing elastic suspension and maintained in balance by a double-ended spring. Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 62 mm

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

USD 65,000 - 85,000 / EUR 50,000 - 65,000

Sold: CHF 104,500

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original