THE ART OF BREGUET
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991
A Monsieur le Général Marcoff Watch No. 869, sold on 24 Brumaire an 12 ( 16 November 1803), for the sum of 1800 Francs, the account paid on 26 Nivose an 12 (17 January 1804). Gold watch with "à toc" quarter-repeating.
Case: 18 ct., three body, by Tavernier, No. 869, of
the type used for the perpétuelles and first gardetemps,
with fluted band, the back engine-turned à
grains d'orge, and engraved in the centre with the
monogram "C.J.M.". Gilt brass cuvette signed: "
Breguet, No. 869".
Dial: White enamel, by Borel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals and subsidiary seconds, secret signature below "12" ( hair lines and a small restoration on the edge concealed by the bezel). Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, 22"', signed: "Breguet, No.869", full plate with turned pillars, fusee and chain, double wheel duplex escapement, the wheels in steel. Three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Repeating with two hammers on the edge of the case by depressing the pendant.
In good condition. Diam. 55 mm.