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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Breguet
A YELLOW GOLD 'GARDE TEMPS' OPEN-FACED QUARTER REPEATING A TOC WATCH NO. 24 SOLD TO MR HOTTINGUER PRAIRIAL DE L'AN 6 FOR 1200 FRANCS
• gilt movement, isolated cylinder escapement, three-arm balance, bi-metallic compensation curb, large steel hammer • signed and numbered gilt cuvette with locking slide • white enamel dial, Breguet numerals, star minute divisions, blued steel moon hands • polished case made by Jolly, locking slide for the pusher at the bottom of the stem • hallmarks for Paris 1789, dial and cuvette signed Breguet
diameter 57 mm
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Exhibited

The present watch was exhibited at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2004 and illustrated in the catalogue exhibition, Breguet in the Hermitage, Slavia, p. 65.

Catalogue Note

This is the 5th in the first series of 20 watches made by Abraham Louis Breguet incorporating the jumping hour and ruby cylinder escapement. It was still the property of the Hottinguer family when it was exhibited at the Palais Galliera in October 1923, on the centenary of Abraham Louis Breguet's death as no. 75 in the catalogue. Interestingly enough, this watch was the third to be sold, as the first two were recorded as lost. This makes the present example one of the very first produced examples by Abraham Louis Breguet still in existence.

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