30 November 2005
BREITLING. AN 18K GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
Signed Breitling, Case No. K13050.1 1094, circa 1995
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the mother-of-pearl dial with baguette-cut emerald-set numerals, luminous hands, three pale green mother-of-pearl subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, window for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with diamond and baguette-cut emerald-set revolving bezel, extended lugs, two chronograph buttons in the band, screw back and screw down crown, together with an 18k gold Breitling deployant claps, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Breitling presentation box with outer packaging.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
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