Accompanied by original fitted burgundy-leather covered box containing two small cylindrical glass tubes, one with oil and one with ink.
The inking chronograph was invented in 1821 by Nicolas-Mathieu Rieussac, watchmaker to King Louis Philippe of France. It was further developed and perfected by Frederick Louis Fatton, one of Breguet's most talented workmen.
The inking chronograph operates by means of a hand composed of two parts. The lower part is fitted with an inkl bowl and the upper part with a thin needle which, when activated, compresses the lower part to release a trace of ink on the dial to give a visual read-out of the elapsed time.
Paul Jean Garnier (1801-1869), student and successor of the famous Janvier, was a renowned French watchmaker. A founding member of the Société des Horlogers, his watches were rewarded with gold and silver medals at several Paris exhibitions.
In recognition for his public services, Garnier was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1855 before becoming a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1847. His collection of unusual horological items was donated to the Louvre where it can still be seen today.