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    Sale 2627

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    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3388

    BREGUET, "CLASSIQUE" GRANDE COMPLICATION REF. 5447PT

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP-YEAR, RETROGRADE MONTH AND PHASES AND AGE OF THE MOON INDICATIONS

    NO. 3316 X, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    BREGUET, "CLASSIQUE" GRANDE COMPLICATION REF. 5447PT

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP-YEAR, RETROGRADE MONTH AND PHASES AND AGE OF THE MOON INDICATIONS
    NO. 3316 X, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

    Calibre 567RPM, hand-engraved, 31 jewels, repeating on gongs via hammers, matte guilloched silvered gold dial with satined periphery, subdials for the date, day, leap-year and phases and age of the moon, sector for the retrograde month, three-part case, display case back, milled band with repeating slide piece, platinum Breguet deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 41 mm.


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    US$88,000-113,000
    EUR67,000-86,000

    Accompanied by Breguet presentation box and certificate.

    Established 230 years ago by horological genius Abraham-Louis Breguet, Montres Breguet today follows in the founder's path by continuing to create exceptional technological and aesthetic timepieces. Among the most exquisite modern creations is undeniably the CLASSIQUE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL reference 5447. It features a complex manually-wound movement that is entirely engraved by hand and drives three highly intriguing complications - perpetual calendar, minute repeater and the complex retrograde jumping-month mechanism. Of particular note is the optimised striking mechanism. The harmony between the two gongs has been enhanced using psycho-acoustic tests and analyses that served to fine-tune clarity, sound resolution and auditory compatibility. The positioning of the gong holders has also been modified so as to achieve the most crystal-clear sound achievable within the case, which serves as a resonance chamber.