THE ART OF BREGUET
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991
A Monsieur l'Ambassadeur Turc. Watch No 248, sold in l'an 6 (1797 - 98), for the sum of 1200 Francs. Silver pair-cased coach watch with pull quarterrepeating and alarm. Decorated wood hanging stand.
Case: Three body, by Tavernier, No. 1313, the
back pierced with roundels. The pair-case shellcovered
(old cracks) with pin- work decoration.
Dial: White enamel, by Coteau, signed: "Breguet", with Turkish numerals. Blued-steel Breguet hands and concentric alarm pointer. Gilt metal dial plate, signed: "Breguet à Paris, No. 248".
Movement: Gilt brass, full plate caliber with tapered pillars, the back plate signed: "Breguet, No. 248", with verge escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, French cock pierced and engraved with scroll work, with polished steel end piece. Fixed barrel for the alarm and pull-wind repeating with two hammers on a large bell.
In good condition. Diam. 110 mm.