It is estimated that from approximately 1865 he produced in the region of 20-25 tourbillons for prestigious manufactures such as F.L Favre-Bulle, Girard-Perregaux, and Patek Philippe. Indeed such was the esteem in which he was held that Patek chose him to create their first tourbillon regulator.
His designs paved the way to modern tourbillon's, and Guinand created three distinct shapes of carriage types 1, 2 and 3 as illustrated in figure one. The present lot exhibits his type 2 carriage.
Another interesting feature of this particular watch is the configuration of the bridges. At first seemingly ornate, the bridges spell the makers initial 'EG'. This makes the present lot one of perhaps as few as only three known to have this feature.
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