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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 175

    Breguet. A very fine and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon regulator, guarantee and box

    SIGNED BREGUET, HOROLOGER DE LA MARINE, REF. 5837, MOVEMENT NO. 1242, CASE NO. 3333 AE, CIRCA 2008

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    Breguet. A very fine and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon regulator, guarantee and box
    Signed Breguet, Horologer de la Marine, ref. 5837, movement no. 1242, case no. 3333 AE, circa 2008
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 554.3, 25 jewels, tourbillon regulator
    DIAL: chocolate, engine-turned, applied Roman numerals on silvered brushed track, luminous accents, luminous hands, outer fifth of a second divisions, two subsidiary dials for 30 minutes and 12 hours registers on silvered brushed chapter ring, aperture for tourbillon
    CASE: 18K pink gold, downturned lugs, back secured by 7 screws, two chronograph buttons in the band, 43 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Breguet deployant clasp
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Breguet blank Certificat d’Origine et de Garantie, fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging


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    The present piece has never before appeared on the public market and is offered by its original owner.

    Abraham Louis Breguet is considered the forefather of modern watchmaking. Most of the complications still in use today were pioneered or perfected starting from crude previous effort by this genius watchmaker. One of his crowning achievements is without a doubt the tourbillon, a regulating organ which counteracts gravitational disturbances, a true groundbreaking invention at the time.
    The spirit of Breguet lives on in the modern creations of the company that bears his name, which after two and a half centuries is still regarded as one of the most distinguished watchmaking brands. The present chronograph wristwatch incorporates indeed a tourbillon regulator, and enthralls the beholder with the warm tones of its chocolate dial, perfectly paired with the warm glow of the pink gold case.

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