2346
2346
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE GILT-BRASS 8-DAY GOING CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH HALF QUARTER REPEATING, ALARM, SUBSIDIARY SECONDS, CALENDAR WITH DATE AND MONTH, ORIGINAL KEY, CERTIFICATE AND ORIGINAL TOOLED RED LEATHER FITTED TRAVELLING CASE, NUMBER 46, SOLD TO COUNT FERSEN FOR 4,000 FRANCS ON THE 16TH OF JUNE 1837
Estimate
1,400,0002,000,000
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2346
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE GILT-BRASS 8-DAY GOING CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH HALF QUARTER REPEATING, ALARM, SUBSIDIARY SECONDS, CALENDAR WITH DATE AND MONTH, ORIGINAL KEY, CERTIFICATE AND ORIGINAL TOOLED RED LEATHER FITTED TRAVELLING CASE, NUMBER 46, SOLD TO COUNT FERSEN FOR 4,000 FRANCS ON THE 16TH OF JUNE 1837
Estimate
1,400,0002,000,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE GILT-BRASS 8-DAY GOING CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH HALF QUARTER REPEATING, ALARM, SUBSIDIARY SECONDS, CALENDAR WITH DATE AND MONTH, ORIGINAL KEY, CERTIFICATE AND ORIGINAL TOOLED RED LEATHER FITTED TRAVELLING CASE, NUMBER 46, SOLD TO COUNT FERSEN FOR 4,000 FRANCS ON THE 16TH OF JUNE 1837
Movement: brass, platform escapement with straight line counter poised long lever escapement, two-arm compensation balance with platinum outer lamina and gold screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, 20 tooth brass escape wheel with oil-retention holes, pallet fork with double roller and arrow-shaped gold guard pin, escapement jewelled with endstone on the lower pivots, parachute on the top pivot, adjustable regulator pins, repeating and alarm on gongs
Case: gilt-brass, hinged glass door
Size: 6.5 cm length x 9 cm width x 14.5 cm height
Signed: dial and movement signed, case and original fitted case numbered
Accessories: Breguet Certificate, winding key and original tooled red leather fitted case
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Literature

For a similar clock, please see The Art of Breguet by George Daniels, page 216

Catalogue Note

The present Breguet clock is also known as a travelling clock. Breguet made these small clocks in varying sizes and he called them pendule portative, pendule de carosse, pendule de voyage and pendula portique, depending on the complications used. All of Breguet’s travelling clocks were fitted with quarter or half quarter repeating mechanisms and alarm and some were fitted with grande and petite sonnerie.

Breguet made many clocks of these types but no two clocks are identical. Some of the differences can be small, however one should note that Breguet considered each clock an individual piece.

The present clock has the striking work and alarm barrel on the backplate and can be viewed through the glass door. The silvered dial features Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds at 12 o’clock and the calendar work is towards the bottom of the clock.

These travelling Breguet clocks with gilt movements are finished to an extremely high standard and attention to detail. They represent Breguet’s finest grade of carriage clock and sold typically between 4,000 to 6,000 Francs. All clocks were fitted into red leather covered carrying case. The top can be opened and the front removed. When travelling, the repetition button can be exposed by sliding aside a metal cover at the top. These boxes, just like the clock inside, are made to a very high standard and finish and all metal fittings are gilted.

These Breguet travelling clock is in extremely well preserved condition and so to its travelling case.

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