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PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Thomas Engel
CARRIAGE TIME PIECE WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON-PHASES AND EQUATION OF TIME NO.001 CIRCA 1980
Estimate
5,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 18,125 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Thomas Engel
CARRIAGE TIME PIECE WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON-PHASES AND EQUATION OF TIME NO.001 CIRCA 1980
Estimate
5,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 18,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Thomas Engel
CARRIAGE TIME PIECE WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON-PHASES AND EQUATION OF TIME NO.001 CIRCA 1980
Dial: silvered, engine-turned centre, power reserve indication for 8 days, apertures for day, date and month, moon-phase sector with equation hand, centre seconds, engine-turned gilt surround with silvered plaque No.001
Movement:
skeletonised, spring barrel and club tooth lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometer-regulation
Case: arched case with chain handle and gilt feet
Case number: 001
Dimensions:
15cm height, dial 114.3mm diameter (4.5 inches)
Signed: dial
Accessories: gilt tooled green Morocco Breguet leather travelling case
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Catalogue Note

Professor Thomas Engel was already an internationally known and award winning scientist, particularly in the field of polymers and organic chemistry. Having collected watches for many years, he decided to try his hands at making and developing complicated watches, with a particular passionate interest in the life and works of Abraham-Louis Breguet, on whom he wrote a book. 

According to the family, there were so few examples of Breguet travelling clocks available on the market, that they decided to make their own. When they showed the finished clock to a dealer friend of theirs in Zurich, he was delighted to find that the original Breguet case he had fitted the clock perfectly, and so it remains with the piece today.

 

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