15 May 2006
Breguet. A fine and large 18K white gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch
Signed Breguet, No. 2862, Rattrapante, case no. 2862 I, Ref. 3947, circa 2000
Cal. 533NT finely hand-engraved nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, the engine-turned silvered gold dial with Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, secret signature between XI and XII and XII and I, blued steel Breguet hands, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in large circular case with coin-edged band, the glazed back secured by six screws, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through three round buttons in the band, 18K white gold Breguet deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Breguet Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie, instruction manual, green wooden presentation box and outer packaging.
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