Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 461

BREGUET & FILS A MONSIEUR LE BARON SCHICKLER ''HORLOGE MARINE PLATE A QUATRE BARILLETS'' BRASS Breguet et Fils No. 3397, sold to Mr. Schickler on 27 August 1835, for 2500 Francs. Very fine and important, mahogany and brass-cased long duration marine Chronometer with eccentric dial, four barrels, differential winding and ratchet key, deadbeat seconds. Accompanied by a Breguet certificate from 27 july 1976.

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 120,000 - 200,000 / USD 15,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Three body mahogany deck-watch type box. Oval plated bowl in oval gimbal. Silver plated, black painted roman indexes, center seconds Blued steel spade hands. Brass, three-quarter with spotted finish and turned pillars, 4 large barrels for long duration, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, three arm compensation balance with cylindrical weights and timing screws, parachute shock absorber, free sprung polished steel helical balance spring with terminal curve.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3-6*


Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Signed on the dial. DIM. 17 x 17 cm. GEORG HEINRICH DAVID ARTHUR, BARON VON SCHICKLER Baron Schickler was the banker of the Emperor of Prussia. His personal interests, however, were centered in France. Owner of the famous Ritz hotel in Paris, he was also passionate about horse racing. In pursuit of this, he purchased in 1867, the ancien Chateau Martinvast in Normandy, built by William the Conqueror,and created perhaps the most famous studs in France, one of his horses in particular,a thoroughbred Grey-le Sacy was considered to be one of the greatest racehorse of all the time.