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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 179

BREITLING REF. 404 CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD Breitling, Chronograph, Ref. 404-21. Made in the 1940s. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with square button chronograph, register and tachometer.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, concave lugs, flat bezel, snap-on case back. D. Silver with painted black Arabic numerals, subsidiary guilloche dials for the seconds and the 45 minute register, outer minute and 1/5th second track with 5-second Arabic markers, outermost tachometer scale. Pink gold baton hands. M. 13???, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.

USD 1,500 - 2,500

HKD 11,500 - 19,000 / CHF 1,400 - 2,400

Sold: USD 1,625


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3-6*

Good

Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-53-01

Good

Reprinted

HANDS Original