Lot 78
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Dial: skeletonizedCaliber: cal. 2320 finely engraved movement, 21 jewelsMovement number: No. 2529Case: 18k white gold and baguette diamond set, sapphire display back secured by four screwsCase number: No. 2529 AE Closure: 18k white gold Breguet folding claspSize: diameter 41.5 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Breguet presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin and Warranty booklet, Precious Stones Certificate confirming the total diamond weight is approximately 13.2 cts, with 96 baguette cut diamonds and booklets


CASE Case in excellent condition with light surface wear. Diamonds intact but not tested for quality. Some very light superficial surface scratches. Face of buckle with some light surface scratches and wear. Overall case may benefit from light cleaning. DIAL/MOVEMENT Dial and movement in excellent overall condition with finely engraved decoration. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
"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."

Catalogue Note

The total diamond weight is approximately 13.2 cts, with 96 baguette cut diamonds. Breguet's Classique collection represents the firm's artistry, tradition, and fine watchmaking history. The Classique 5238, an extremely decadent and sensational addition to the collection, pays tribute to the brand's masterful chronograph movement, dating back to the 1940s. Originally conceived under the name CH 27 by Albert Piguet at Lémania, Breguet further enhanced and evolved the movement into a highly finished product with greater precision. Breguet's manual winding chronograph movement is a watchmaking landmark, and the present caliber 2320 pays tribute to the firm's outstanding legacy.