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BREGUET. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD JUMPING AND WANDERING HOUR OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX
BREGUET. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD JUMPING AND WANDERING HOUR OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

SIGNED BREGUET, BREVETÉ S.G.D.G, "CHRONOSCOPE", NO. 1288, CIRCA 1930

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BREGUET. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD JUMPING AND WANDERING HOUR OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX SIGNED BREGUET, BREVETÉ S.G.D.G, "CHRONOSCOPE", NO. 1288, CIRCA 1930 With nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, silvered matte dial with the outer ring with Arabic and baton numerals indicating minutes, wandering central disc with engine-turned arrow with aperture for hours, polished case, case and dial signed, case, dial and movement numbered 43mm diam.

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The "wandering hour" dial first appeared in the 17th century. In the 1920s and 1930s Breguet sold wandering hour watches with a system patented by the Swiss watchmaker Robert Cart around 1925.

The expression "Chronoscope" is taken from the Greek "chronos" for time and "scope" for range, sector and stands for an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time.

A similar watch is illustrated in Breguet - Watchmakers since 1775 by Emmanuel Breguet, p. 316.

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