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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 131

    Breguet. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and champagne dial

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 1039, SOLD ON 16 DECEMBER 1952 TO MME FERRY, SUM NOT MENTIONED

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    Breguet. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and champagne dial
    Signed Breguet, No. 1039, sold on 16 December 1952 to Mme Ferry, sum not mentioned

    Cal. 12''' mechanical jewelled lever movement, pink gilt dial, applied gold dot and Arabic numerals, luminous hands, outer blue date ring with central date hand, two windows for day and month in French, subsidiary dial for moon phases and constant seconds, circular case, snap on back, downturned lugs, 18K gold buckle, dial signed, case and movement numbered
    35 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Breguet, the present calendar wristwatch no. 1039 with yellow gold case, pink gilt dial, subsidiary seconds and moon phase was made in 1951 and sold to Mme Ferry on 16 December 1952, sum not mentioned.

    Watch no. 1039 is a very fine example of one of the exceedingly rare triple calendar wristwatches made by Breguet between the late 1940s and early 1950s. Believed to be part of an extremely small series of possibly only around five of such calendar watches, the appeal of the present specimen is furthermore enhanced by the pink gilt dial, rendering it a most unique appearance.

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