According to the Archives of Montres Breguet, the present watch was ordered by King Fouad I, manufactured in 1924 and sold to the King on 17 May 1924.
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. It was then auctioned during the "Palace Collections of Egypt", better known as "The Faruk Sale", in 1954.