THE ART OF BREGUET
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991
A Monsieur le Duc D'Aussana Watch No. 115, sold on 29 Vendémiaire an 8 (21 October 1799), for the sum of 2800 Francs. Gold watch with "à toc" quarter-repeating, constructed on the principals of the "gardetemps".
Case: 18 ct., three body polished, by Bapst, of
typical garde-temps form, the back with a
monogram "A.B.", surmounted by a ducal crown.
Gilt metal cuvette signed: "Breguet, No. 115".
Dial: White enamel by Cavé, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals, and early style "star" minute marks, subsidiary seconds, secret signature below "12" (small hairlines). Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', the dial plate signed: "Breguet, No. 115", full plate caliber with turned pillars, straight line lever escapement without draw of the first type, with jewelled pallets, slotted escape wheel teeth, three-arm bimetallic compensation balance of Arnold type, with the adjusting weights threaded onto the end of rim segments. Blued-steel helical balance spring with double terminal curves. Dumb repeating with a single hammer armed by depressing the pendant, with the speed adjustable by a small lever in the band.
In good condition. Diam. 55 mm.