• Jewels and Watches: The Dubai  auction at Christies

    Sale 7894

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai Sale

    28 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 29

    BREGUET, TOURBILLON MESSIDOR

    PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

    NO. 68P, CIRCA 1995

    Price Realised  

    BREGUET, TOURBILLON MESSIDOR

    PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
    NO. 68P, CIRCA 1995

    Calibre 558, 21 jewels, visible tourbillon regulator, silvered guilloched dial, off-centred time display, gauge calibrated for 20 seconds, three-part case in platinum and 18k pink gold, milled band, engraved foliate backplate, screwed down transparent case back, platinum Breguet buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 36 mm.


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    With Breguet presentation box, certificate and product literature.

    One of the most historic brands in the world, Breguet is known by many as the Watchmaker to Kings. It was Breguet who first invented and patented the tourbillon in 1801, as a way of ensuring that the movement rate of pocket watches would not be affected by gravity. The Messidor tourbillon is considered to be one of the finest of the Breguet time pieces, housing a transparent regulator that appears to float between two sheets of sapphire crystal.

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    (for watches) Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue have bands which may be made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile and which may not lawfully be exported from the sale site without a CITES export permit. As explained above, these lots are marked with the symbol (~) in the catalogue.Accordingly, for purchased watches that are to be shipped out of the sale site for delivery,Christie’s will need to remove and retain the band before shipping the watch and buckle.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION