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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 111

Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 18K yellow gold and diamond

CHF 6,500 - 8,500

EUR 6,600 - 8,700 / USD 6,900 - 9,100 / HKD 54,000 - 71,000

18K yellow gold, hunting case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· Minute-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 5 o’clock)

Cover stamped in relief with a peasant sowing in the setting sun; the latter is represented by a large old-cut diamond; case-back polished.

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; pink gold “Louis XV” hands.

Movement 19’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial, with patented silent centrifugal force governor to regulate the speed of the repetition mechanism.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Girard Perregaux, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Year circa 1900

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 322 095 (ebauche No. 33 472)

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 19’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Dimensions 54.8 mm.

Weight 121.9 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, copy of the invention patent


Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 8 172, delivered on May 5, 1894, to Numa Robert-Waelti, La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Nouvelle montre à répetition et à remontoir au pendant” (New repeater watch with winding to the pendant).