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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3021

    BREGUET. A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE GILT BRONZE FULL CALENDAR, EQUATION OF TIME, THERMOMETER, POWER RESERVE, SPRING DETENT CLOCK WITH MOONPHASE, TOGETHER WITH AN 18K GOLD ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON POWER RESERVE WRISTWATCH WITH REGULATOR DIAL

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 4, CIRCA 1990

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    BREGUET. A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE GILT BRONZE FULL CALENDAR, EQUATION OF TIME, THERMOMETER, POWER RESERVE, SPRING DETENT CLOCK WITH MOONPHASE, TOGETHER WITH AN 18K GOLD ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON POWER RESERVE WRISTWATCH WITH REGULATOR DIAL
    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 4, CIRCA 1990

    The wristwatch, with nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, mono-metallic screw compensation balance, one minute tourbillon with polished steel three-arm carriage, mechanism for the instantaneous re-setting of the minute hand to exact time, occuring every two hours, mounted under the dial, and correcting the watch for a difference of up to plus or minus five minutes via the winding crown, along with the rewinding, wherever the watch is placed, the regulator dial with outer silvered dot minute ring and Arabic ten minute divisions, power reserve indication calibrated from 0-36 hours, subsidiary hour ring, central minute hand, hatched centrefield, visible tourbillon carriage, in 19k gold drum-shaped form case with ribbed milled band
    36 mm. diam.

    The clock, with gilt-brass, eight day going two train movement, both barrels situated in the base, lever in the base to wind the clock and also simultaneously giving power to the wristwatch, horizontal triangular platform with remontoire, rewinding at intervals of five minutes, spring detent escapement with gold escape wheel, guillaume compensation balance with gold and platinum screws for adjustment, twin helical gold spiral both above and below the balance, working in opposition, silvered sector on the top plate for state of wind indication, the gilt engine-turned dial with silvered sectors for equation of time, thermometer, with blued steel Breguet hands, in Empire style case constructed of gilt bronze, chased decoration to the captials at each corner, fluted square corinthian columns, the matted top surmounted by four turned ball finials, finely chased lion head mounts supporting the chased and shaped handle, glazed to the sides and hermatically sealed, the base with chased foliage motifs to each side and corner, stepped plinth, on four gadrooned bun feet, the top with hinged bezel giving access to the watch
    Height 26 cm.; width 17 cm.


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    US$250,000-350,000
    EUR183,000-256,000