Lot #3162 – Breguet Platinum Diamond Art Deco Watch

Estimate: $10,000.00 – $12,000.00

Very rare and fine platinum ladies Art Deco Breguet cocktail watch with diamonds.  Silver Breguet dial with painted black cubist Arabic hour numerals.  Blue steel Breguet hands.  Tonneau shape platinum Breguet case with 52 diamonds.  Crisp hallmarks and stamps.  Mechanical manual wind Breguet movement.  Comes on a black ribbon strap with a diamond buckle.  Approximate dimensions are 20mm with the crown x 40.5mm from top to bottom.  According to Breguet’s records, this ladies Breguet was manufactured in 1924 and sold in September 11, 1925 to Madame Gelis-Didot for the amount of 10,000 Francs.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Dial has minor spotting throughout as can be expected with age.  Overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Abraham-Louis Breguet founded Breguet in 1775.  He made the world’s first reliable self winding watch, the Breguet Perpétuelle.  One of the first buyers was Queen Marie Antoinette who became one of his best patrons.  Over the years, the house of Breguet invented several horological innovations, the gong spring for minute repeaters, Breguet hands, the world’s first shock protection system known as the Para-chute, the Breguet spiral, the Breguet tourbillon, the world’s first wristwatch, the world’s first perpetual calendar movement, a patented magnetic pivot, and the magnetic strike governor.  Some iconic Breguet models include the Breguet Type XX, Breguet Type XXI, Breguet Type XXII, Breguet Reine de Naples, Breguet La Marine, Breguet Classique complications, Breguet Classique, Breguet Tradition, Breguet Heritage, and several high jewelry watch models.

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Description

Brand:  Breguet
Diameter:  20mm with crown x 40.5mm from top to bottom
Dial Color:  Silver
Case Material:  Platinum
Bezel Material:  Platinum
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes
Band:  Ribbon with diamond clasp
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

Brand

Breguet