Lot 2102
  • 2102

BREGUET | A SILVER OPENFACE CHRONOMETER WATCH WITH EARNSHAW SPRING DETENT ESCAPEMENT AND EARNSHAW BALANCE WHEEL, MADE IN 1823

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120,000 - 250,000 HKD
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Description

  • A SILVER OPENFACE CHRONOMETER WATCH WITH EARNSHAW SPRING DETENT ESCAPEMENT AND EARNSHAW BALANCE WHEEL, MADE IN 1823
Dial: silvered metalCalibre: cal. 22''' mechanicalMovement number: 4'217Case: silver, cuvette, hinged backCase number: 4'217Size: 58.5 mm diameterSigned: dial signed, case, cuvette and movement signed and numberedAccessories: photocopy of Montres Breguet register confirming the manufacture of the present watch

Literature

The present watch is prominently illustrated and described in The Art of Breguet by George Daniels, pages 74, 270 and 287.

Catalogue Note

This fine Breguet watch, made in 1823, was intended simply to supply a demand for an economically priced precision watch. The watch is simple and very conservatively constructed, however the mechanism features a full plate English movement with fusée and Earnshaw spring detent escapement, which was usually used with a tourbillon. The watch is furthermore discussed and illustrated in The Art of Breguet by George Daniels and has been retained in extremely attractive and original condition.
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