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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 377

    Etablissement Mixte de Breguet. A small 18K gold openface quarter repeating cylinder watch with original box

    SIGNED ETABLISSEMENT MIXTE DE BREGUET, NO. 2395, CASE NO. 43'196, CIRCA 1830

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    Etablissement Mixte de Breguet. A small 18K gold openface quarter repeating cylinder watch with original box
    Signed Etablissement Mixte de Breguet, No. 2395, case no. 43'196, circa 1830
    Gilt-finished cylinder movement, plain three arm brass balance, quarter repeating on two polished steel hammers, gold cuvette, engine-turned silver dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, gold Breguet hands, engine-turned circular case, quarter repeating mechanism activated by the pull-twist push-piece in the pendant, associated short length of gold chain and key, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, dial signed Breguet
    38 mm. diam.


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    With original fitted burgundy leather presentation box numbered 2395 and stamped Breguet Père et Fils Quai de l'Horloge du Palais No. 79.

    The Montres Etablissement Mixte were sold under Breguet's own name but are not recorded in the general numbering series. He describes them as "made outside our workshops but to our designs and under our supervision". These watches are amongst the few examples bearing Breguet's signature without necessarily reflecting his style. It is thought that they were supplied to meet a demand that his workshop could not fulfil (see The Art of Breguet by George Daniels, p. 34, and lot 380 in this auction).