- A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOURS, RETROGRADE DATE AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
1997 REF 3857 NO 1863
- DIAMETER 40 MM
Accompanied by a Breguet Certificate of Origin and Guarantee dated March 8th, 2000 as well as a fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.
The present example is one of three pieces produced in 1997 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Abraham-Louis Breguet. It has never been offered at auction before.
Exceptionally complicated and featuring a daring take on Breguet's classic aesthetic, it can easily be seen as the firm's most important modern wristwatch creation.
Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) became the watchmaker of distinction for diplomatic, military and financial elites and his personal contacts with foreign sovereigns helped foster his international reputation. He crafted specially commissioned models for eminent figures such as the Tsar of Russia, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, the Prince-Regent of England and the Queen of Naples, to mention only a few. His developments, including the overcoil hairspring and tourbillon have become industry standards. Today, Breguet is known as one of the most ingenius and important watch makers in history.