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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 98

    Breguet. An impressive and extremely rare 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever chronograph watch with instantaneous 30 minutes recorder and phases of the moon

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 1367, SOLD TO MAISON CHAUMET, CIRCA 1980

    Price Realised  

    Breguet. An impressive and extremely rare 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever chronograph watch with instantaneous 30 minutes recorder and phases of the moon
    Signed Breguet, No. 1367, sold to Maison Chaumet, circa 1980
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 32 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, gold cuvette, the pavé-set brilliant-cut Arabic five minute divisions on blank chapter ring, blued steel moon-style hands, four subsidiary dials indicating phases of the moon combined with 30 minutes register, 24 hour display combined with day, month combined with leap year indicator, date combined with constant seconds, in massive circular case with reeded band, the bezel set with rubies and baguette-cut diamonds for the hours, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamond-set pendant, plain back, repeating slide in the band, chronograph button in the crown, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    56 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by an 18K gold link chain and attached setting pin.

    The present watch combining several complications with a highly precious stone-set case is most certainly either a unique piece made to special order or part of an exceedingly small series of such watches.

    The furthermore like new condition and the impressive weight of approx. 6.67 carats of diamonds and approx. 5.97 carats of rubies combined with a highly complicated movement render this watch an extremely appealing timepiece.

    Provenance

    The Art of Breguet, Habsburg Geneva, 14 April 1991, lot 179.