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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 226

    Breguet. A very fine and rare 18K two colour gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 2526, MANUFACTURED IN 1931

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    Breguet. A very fine and rare 18K two colour gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch
    Signed Breguet, No. 2526, manufactured in 1931
    Cal. 18''' nickel-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, the silvered dial with small eccentric hour dial with Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands, aperture for the triple day, date and month indication, in circular yellow gold case with white gold rims to bezel and snap on back, white gold bow, repeating slide in the ribbed yellow gold band, case numbered, dial and movement signed and numbered
    50 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by a fitted The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London presentation box.

    According to the Archives of Montres Breguet, the present watch incorporating a perpetual calendar on one line and in one window and minute repeating, yellow gold case with white gold rims was manufactured in 1931. It was sold to Monsieur Jahard on 4 July 1944, selling price unknown, taken back and sold to Sir A. Beit on 28 November 1952, price again not stated.

    Provenance

    Sir Alfred Beit, Bt., and thence by descent to the present owner.