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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 132

    Breguet, No. 2741. A very fine, extremely rare and elegant 18K yellow and white gold wristwatch with two-tone silver dial

    SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 2741, CASE NO. 31305, SOLD ON 3 DECEMBER 1965 TO MR DE RUGGIERO FOR THE SUM OF 2,250 FRANCS

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    Breguet, No. 2741. A very fine, extremely rare and elegant 18K yellow and white gold wristwatch with two-tone silver dial
    Signed Breguet, No. 2741, case no. 31305, sold on 3 December 1965 to Mr de Ruggiero for the sum of 2,250 Francs
    Cal. 260 13’’’ mechanical movement, 17 jewels, engine-turned two-tone silver dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, beady minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, blued steel Breguet hands, circular case, yellow gold coin-edge band, rounded yellow gold bezel with a white gold rim, yellow gold snap on back with white gold rim, white gold straight lugs with yellow gold screwed bars, yellow gold crown, 18K gold Breguet buckle, case and dial signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Breguet, the present watch was sold on 3 December 1965 to Mr. de Ruggiero for the sum of 2,250 Francs – a huge amount of money at the time.

    Very few of these highly luxurious wristwatches made from the late 1930s to the late 1960s have appeared at auction. The design is wonderful classic old-school Breguet, recapturing the elegance and principal characteristics of the company’s heritage – the heavy case with fluted band, exquisite guilloché silver dial and Breguet hands. Originally supplied with gold hands, the actual owner preferred the contrast of blued steel and had the present hands fitted.

    A similar watch is illustrated in Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775, Emmanuel Breguet, 1997, p. 321.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


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    END OF FIRST SESSION