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Breguet. An Extremely Fine Souscription Set of 18K White Gold Watches, Comprising a Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and an Automatic Openface Keyless Lever Watch with Instantaneous Calendar, Power Reserve and Moon Phases
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Breguet. An Extremely Fine Souscription Set of 18K White Gold Watches, Comprising a Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and an Automatic Openface Keyless Lever Watch with Instantaneous Calendar, Power Reserve and Moon Phases

SIGNED BREGUET, NO. 5, REF. 3430 WRISTWATCH, REF. 1890 POCKET WATCH, CIRCA 1994

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Breguet. An Extremely Fine Souscription Set of 18K White Gold Watches, Comprising a Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and an Automatic Openface Keyless Lever Watch with Instantaneous Calendar, Power Reserve and Moon Phases
Signed Breguet, No. 5, Ref. 3430 Wristwatch, Ref. 1890 Pocket Watch, Circa 1994
The wristwatch with cal. 567 mechanical movement, 30 jewels, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, activated by a slide in the band, guilloché silvered gold dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, secret signature to both sides of VI, blued steel Breguet hands, three subsidiary dials for month with leap year indicator, day and date, aperture for the moon phases with lunar calendar, circular case, ribbed band, glazed snap on back, 18k white gold Breguet buckle.

The pocket watch with cal. 90 22''' gilt lever movement wound either automatically or manually, 28 jewels, monometallic balance with parachute on the top pivot, platinum self-winding weight pivoted on the edge of the movement, unidirectional winding automatically disconnected when fully wound, guilloché silvered gold dial, Roman numerals on polished chapter ring, secret signature to both sides of XII, blued steel Breguet hands, fan-shaped aperture for power reserve indicator, aperture for moon phases and lunar calendar, subsidiary dial for constant seconds and instantaneous date, circular plain case, ribbed band, glazed display snap on back, both cases, dials and movements signed and numbered
37mm and 62mm diams. (2) (2)
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With Breguet Certificate of Authenticity for the wristwatch, another Breguet Certificate of Authenticity for the pocket watch, both dated 20 December 1993, Breguet Certificate of Origin/Guarantee dated 12 January 1994, product literature, instruction booklet, Breguet originally fitted polished walnut casket, lined in paisley pattern fabric and equipped with an electrical winding facility for the wristwatch. Additionally an 18k white gold setting pin, platinum screw driver, platinum magnifying glass and polish stick, tie tag and 18k white gold watch chain.

Breguet Souscription sets were made in a limited series of 300 examples, available in pink, white or yellow gold or platinum.

The unique idea of the Souscription watch was first conceived by Abraham Louis Breguet in 1794 during the French Revolution as a method to remain financially stable. A buyer could make a down payment of 25 percent for a watch of a limited series, with the balance due upon delivery. In this manner, Breguet watches became more accessible and the payments in advance helped finance the development of other projects.

The pocket watch accompanying the set is a replication of Breguet's perpetuelle watch invented in 1791.

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