Lot #3224 – Breguet 18k White Gold Pocket Watch

Estimate: $7,000.00 – $10,000.00

Fine vintage 18k white gold Breguet open face pocket watch.  Silver Breguet dial with painted black Arabic hour markers and blue steel Breguet hands.  Has a four digit serial number beneath the word Breguet on the dial.  French eagle hallmarks stamped on the bow and stem indicating 18k gold.  Mechanical manual wind movement.  Accompanied by fitted a Breguet pocketwatch box.  The Breguet pocket watch box is signed Breguet 28 Place Vendome Paris on the lining inside the box and the exterior of the box.  Approximate diameter is 44mm.  Gross weight approximately 50.6g.

Has hairline scratches due to normal usage and age.  Overall condition is very good.  The Breguet pocket watch box has some wear to the exterior which can be expected due to age and storage.  The overall condition of the box 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
Model:  Pocket Watch
Diameter:  Approximately 44mm
Dial Color:  Silver
Case Material:  18k White gold
Bezel Material:  18k White gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

Brand

Breguet