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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 54

    Breguet. A fine and rare 18K gold one minute tourbillon wristwatch

    SIGNED BREGUET, TOURBILLON MESSIDOR, CLASSIQUE GRANDE COMPLICATION MODEL, NO. 4333, BREVET DU 7 MESSIDOR AN 9, REF. 3357, MOVEMENT NO. 28, CASE NO. 4333 A, CIRCA 1995

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    Breguet. A fine and rare 18K gold one minute tourbillon wristwatch
    Signed Breguet, Tourbillon Messidor, Classique Grande Complication model, No. 4333, Brevet du 7 Messidor an 9, Ref. 3357, movement no. 28, case no. 4333 A, circa 1995
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 558, three quarter plate finely engraved gilt-finished movement, 21 jewels, three-armed one minute tourbillon carriage, three blued steel arms attached to the tourbillon indicating each third interval of the minute on a half gauge calibrated to 20 seconds
    DIAL: engine-turned silvered solid gold dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, secret signature between XI and XII and between XII and I, blued steel Breguet hands, aperture to the lower part exposing the tourbillon
    CASE: 18K gold, coin-edged band, glazed snap on back, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Breguet buckle


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    The present watch provides a gorgeous view of its tourbillon and is another fine example of beautiful craftsmanship from Breguet.

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