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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 30

Pocket watch movement, “dumb” quarter-repeater à toc, special escapement; 18K yellow gold

CHF 3,000 - 6,000

EUR 3,100 - 6,100 / USD 3,200 - 6,400 / HKD 24,900 - 49,700

Sold: CHF 4,000

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Empire” pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· “Dumb” quarter-repeater à toc by one large hammer on the inside case (activated by depressing the pendant)

Case-back polished; fluted case-band.

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals (counter-enamel signed “Droz”); blued steel “Breguet” hands.

Movement 22’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, ruby-set cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (probably gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel and blued steel index-regulator with temperature compensating double bimetallic curb and pare-chute; quarter-repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-13-01


Slightly damaged

HANDS Original

Brand Breguet, Paris

Model movement and dial re-cased

Year circa 1802

Movement No. 1 006

Case No. 1 608 / 675 (contemporary or slightly later case; by “A B”, probably Geneva)

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 22’’’, ruby-set cylinder escapement

Dimensions 53.9 mm.

Weight 89.1 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial


Originally, this “Répétition à ponts” watch movement by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) was housed in a gold case by Amy Gros (No. 4 395). It was handed over to Monsieur Castagueda on 24 Vendemiaire, Year 11 (October 16, 1802).

The original case was replaced at an unknown date by the present one, probably made in Geneva and of more or less contemporary manufacture.