Breguet. A fine and rare 18K gold and silver openface keyless lever dress watch, made for King Fouad I
Breguet. A fine and rare 18K gold and silver openface keyless lever dress watch, made for King Fouad I

SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 1900, CASE NO. B 1989, SOLD ON 8 NOVEMBER 1927 TO KING FOUAD I

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Breguet. A fine and rare 18K gold and silver openface keyless lever dress watch, made for King Fouad I
Signed Breguet, No. 1900, case no. B 1989, sold on 8 November 1927 to King Fouad I
With nickel-finished Extra quality jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, silver cuvette, the silvered engine-turned dial with Breguet numerals on blank chapter ring, blued steel Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular silver case with ribbed band, pink gold bezel, crown and bow, the hinged silver back with pink gold rim and centred by the engraved emblem of King Farouk, case numbered, cuvette, dial and movement signed
46 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Breguet original fitted green leather presentation box with applied gilt crown to the cover.

According to the records of Montres Breguet, the present watch was made with engraved crown and initials and sold on 8 November 1927 to His Majesty King Fouad I for the amount of 3,650 Francs.

King Fouad I, father of King Farouk, was the first leader of modern independent Egypt. During his reign (1917-1936) as the ninth sovereign of the line of Mohamed Ali, Egypt changed from its brief status as a sultanate under a British protectorate (and its earlier status, prior to World War I, as a khedivial state nominally subservient to the Ottoman Sultan-Caliph in Istanbul) to become a full-fledged and independent kingdom.

The present watch was made by special order for King Fouad I, one of Breguet's faithful and regular clients.
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