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Breguet
A VERY FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD AND HARD STONE-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH DECORATION BY FOSSIN ET FILS NO 4936 SOLD ON MARCH 20, 1839, TO MME LA GÉNÉRALE ADADOUROFF
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Breguet
A VERY FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD AND HARD STONE-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH DECORATION BY FOSSIN ET FILS NO 4936 SOLD ON MARCH 20, 1839, TO MME LA GÉNÉRALE ADADOUROFF
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Breguet
A VERY FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD AND HARD STONE-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH DECORATION BY FOSSIN ET FILS NO 4936 SOLD ON MARCH 20, 1839, TO MME LA GÉNÉRALE ADADOUROFF
• gilt movement, underslung ruby cylinder escapement, plain brass three arm balance, parachute protection for balance • signed and numbered gold cuvette • eccentric dial set within a bloodstone background, mosaic pattern to the centre with alternating green and red stones, Roman numerals on white agate cartouches, outer minute ring comprising of 60 sections of red jasper • case back with multicoloured mosaic rosette incorporating lapis lazuli, bloodstone, red jasper, white chalcedony and antique gold stone, the band set with alternating hard stone squares
diameter 36 mm
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This watch was sold to Mme la générale Adadouroff for 3000 Francs.

Jean-Bapiste Fossin and his son Jules were highly skilled Parisian jewelers. For a time they were the directors of master jewellers Chaumet. They were renowned for capturing the spirit of romanticism in their creations

For a similar watch, see The Sandberg Watch Collection, Antiquorum, Geneva, March 31, 2001, lot 77.

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