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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2545

    BREGUET. AN IMPRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY FINE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET SKELETONISED CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED BREGUET, CLASSIQUE MODEL, REF. 5238, CASE NO. 1390 T, CIRCA 2010

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    BREGUET. AN IMPRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY FINE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET SKELETONISED CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED BREGUET, CLASSIQUE MODEL, REF. 5238, CASE NO. 1390 T, CIRCA 2010
    Cal. 533 SQ finely engraved mechanical movement, 21 jewels, skeletonised dial engraved with floral and scroll motifs, Arabic five minute divisions on silvered chapter ring, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, circular case, tapered baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, two diamond-set chronograph buttons and crown in the baguette-cut diamond-set band and lugs, glazed display back secured by seven screws, 18k white gold Breguet deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. diam.
    US$115,000-200,000


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    With Breguet undated Certificate of Origin and Warranty, Precious Stones Certificate confirming production of the present watch set with 99 diamonds weighing approximately 13.29 carats, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present lot belongs to part of the Breguet Classique model, which displays great characteristics of the brands perception of artistry, traditional values, and more importantly, fine watchmaking.
    While the majority of Breuget Classiques are offered in the more traditional and austere combination of yellow gold case and silvered engraved dial, the reference 5238 Classique Chronograph offered here might be considered by some to be slightly more decadent. With a combination of beautifully engraved and skeletonized movement and oversized white gold case set with an incredible 96 baguette cut diamonds totaling approximately 13 carats across the bezel, band and lugs, this is a watch that makes a statement like no other.
    The calibre 533 SQ shows not only Breguets well-known ability for fine engraving commonly seen in their dials, but also how a movement can be skeletonized to accentuate the details and allow the wear to gain a clearer understanding of how a mechanical watch functions: from the compensated balance wheel with swan neck regulator on an engraved balance cock, to the open mainspring barrel and column wheel chronograph. It is highly recommend for prospective bidders to spend some time with a loupe and take in all the breathe-taking details of this magnificent piece.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.