Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 327

Eight-day going carriage-clock, hour and half-hour striking, hour-repeater, alarm; silvered bronze and lapis-lazuli

CHF 5,000 - 9,900

EUR 5,000 - 10,000 / USD 5,600 - 11,100 / HKD 43,500 - 87,000

Sold: CHF 10,000

Silvered bronze and lapis-lazuli, key-winding, vertical rectangular-shape, eight-day going, carriage-clock, with three horological complications:
· Hours and half-hour striking in passing on one gong
· Hour-repeater on the same gong (activated by depressing the button on top of the cabinet)
· Alarm on the same gong via a small hammer (on the reverse of the movement; subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)

Case with chiselled décor and lapis-lazuli panels.

Silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.

Movement, 85 x 55 mm. (ebauche No. 7 554), two going barrels, plat-form escapement with straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with poising screws and flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Breguet, Paris

Year circa 1920

Movement No.  4 379

Case No. unnumbered

Material silvered bronze and lapis-lazuli

Caliber lever escapement

Height 140 mm. (approx.) without the handle

Width 85 mm.

Thickness 78 mm.

Weight 1.5 kg. (approx.)

Signature dial and movement

Accessories brass winding-key (No. 394 / 2); original invoice (dated Breguet, Paris, June 7, 1968), certificate of Authenticity (dated Breguet, Paris, December 15, 1982)


The Certificate of Authenticity (No. 3 774), dated December 15, 1982, mentioned that this clock was originally sold on May 8, 1924, to Mrs. Jésio, for the amount of 2 200 Francs.

A Breguet invoice, dated June 7, 1968, mentioned that this clock was sold on June 7, 1968, to Mr. S. O. Stromberg, Helsinki, Finland, for the amount of 2 500 Francs.

It was this same gentleman, Mr. Svante Stromberg, or his son or nephew, who applied for the certificate in 1982. A letter from Breguet, dated Paris, December 15, accompanies the certificate.