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THE ART OF BREGUET

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 14, 1991

LOT 6

Aux Frères Chaudoir Watch No. 55, sold on 29 Pluviose an 10 (18 February 1802). Gold watch, with jump hours and 10- minute repeating, using both a gong and the case block.

Case: 18 ct., two body, by Mermillod, No. 882, engine-turned ô grains d'orge, the back with an oval blank reserve.
Dial: White enamel, by Borel, signed: "Breguet", with Breguet numerals and subsidiary seconds at "2", secret signature below "12" (virtually invisible hair cracks). Gilt brass dial plate signed: "Breguet, No. 55". Gold Breguet hands.
Movement: Gilt brass, inverted full plate caliber of the type used for repeating garde-temps watches, the back plate relieved for the barrel which is retained by a bridge; overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, with parachute on the top pivot. Bluedsteel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator. Hour repeating à toc, with single hammer striking directly on the case, the same hammer striking the 10 minutes on a blued-steel gong fixed to the interior of the case.
In good condition. Diam. 57 mm.

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 55,200



Notes

History: Returned to Breguet for overhaul, at the request of a Monsieur Maze in 1828. For a note on this watch see the previous lot, the two being very similar and bearing consecutive Nos.