Lot 273
  • 273

Breguet

Estimate
15,000 - 30,000 CHF
Sold
31,250 CHF
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE SMALL PINK GOLD AND SILVER OPEN-FACED WATCH
    NO 4374 SOLD TO LORD CLANWILLIAM ON 25 OCTOBER 1825
  • yellow gold and silver
• gilt Gard Temps movement, straight line lever escapement, jewelled pallets and long lever, two-arm compensation balance • silver guilloché eccentric dial, satin-finished chapter ring with Roman numerals, fan-form aperture for regulator adjustment • engine-turned case with silver band •  dial signed • attached double link gold chain with ratchet key

Catalogue Note

After Napoleon’s fall from power in 1814 there was a return of the British clientele to Breguet's workshop. At a time when Paris was occupied by the coalition troops, Breguet had the perfect opportunity to use his exceptional reputation to expand his production. Many English officers such as Lord Clanwilliam became customers.
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