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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 68

    Breguet. A very fine 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time and power reserve

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 834, GRANDES COMPLICATIONS MODEL, REF. 3477, MOVEMENT NO. 5481, CASE NO. 834 F, CIRCA 1995

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    Breguet. A very fine 18K gold self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time and power reserve
    Signed Breguet, no. 834, Grandes Complications Model, ref. 3477, movement no. 5481, case no. 834 F, circa 1995
    Cal. 502 finely hand-engraved and pierced gilt-finished lever movement, 38 jewels, eccentric engine-turned pierced and engraved gold rotor depicting the letter B, the engine-turned two-tone silvered dial with Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, blued steel Breguet hands, two fan-shaped apertures for 45 hours power reserve and equation of time, window for the days of the week, three subsidiary dials indicating month, date and leap year, in circular case with ribbed band, cabochon sapphire-set crown, glazed display snap on back, straight lugs, 18K gold Breguet buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by a short length of 18K gold chain with attached setting pin and Breguet green leather presentation box with battery and solar-powered winding facility.

    The "Equation of Time" model is illustrated in Breguet - Watchmakers since 1775 by Emmanuel Breguet, p. 175.