Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 182

Pocket watch, chronograph, minute counter; 18K yellow gold

HKD 50,000 - 80,000

EUR 5,700 - 9,000 / CHF 6,000 - 9,500 / USD 6,500 - 10,300

Sold: HKD 100,000

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single push-piece located on the crown)
· Instantaneous 60-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
Case-back polished.
White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; yellow gold “Spade” hands.
Movement 19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw; chronograph work on the top plate.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Breguet, Paris

Year Circa 1918

Movement No. 3 453

Case No. 49 587

Diameter 50.3 mm

Caliber 19’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box


This watch was sold on December 11, 1920, to Mr. Charles Piet-Lataudrie, for the amount of 2 000 Francs.
We would like to thank Mr. Emmanuel Breguet, Montres Breguet S.A., Vice President, Head of Patrimony, for kindly providing us with the above-mentioned historical information from the company’s Archives.