Lot 10
  • 10


6,000 - 8,000 CHF
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  • stainless steel
  • diameter 38 mm
• jewelled manual winding movement • black dial, luminescent Arabic numerals, luminescent hands, 2 subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register • screw-down case back engraved with revision dates, 2 round chronograph pushers to the band • signed on the dial and case numbered


The movement is running while cataloguing and all function appear fully operational, however it may require a service in the near future in order to be well preserved. The dial is in good condition, hands with some signs of ageing. According to Breguet the dial might be later as the watches were delivered to the army with signed or none signed dial. However when it was delivered with a signed dial the letters were "English" style. The case is well preserved with no major scuffs. Overall this watch is in good condition. Case back engraved with revision dates. Ex: FG 5 6 75 = Fin de Guarantie 5 6 75
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

According to the Breguet archives the present watch was delivered to the French "Ministère de l'Air" on 1.10.1956. The present example is part of the first generation made for pilots of the French Air Force.