THE ART OF BREGUET
Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991
A Monsieur E. Ericcen Watch No. 54, sold on 21 Vendémiaire an 11 (13 October 1802), for the sum of 1600 Francs. Gold watch, with jump hours and 10-minute repeating, using both a gong and the case block.
Case: 18 ct., two body, by Jeanneret, engineturned
à grains d'orge, with reeded band, the back
centred with an engraved monogram surmounted
by a count's crown.
Dial: White enamel, by Borel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals and eccentric subsidiary seconds at "2", secret signature beneath "12" ( small chip). Gilt metal dial plate signed: "Breguet No. 54". Blued-steel Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, full plate, the inverted caliber similar to that used for the repeating garde-temps, with the barrel retained by a bridge; overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Blued-steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb mounted on the regulator. Repeating the hours à toc, the hammer striking directly on the case, the same hammer striking the "10" minutes on a polished steel gong fixed to the interior of the case.
In good condition. Diam. 57 mm.