June 16, 03:02 PM GMT
7,000 - 10,000 CHF
A GOLD OPEN-FACED RUBY CYLINDER WATCH
NO. 674, 'MONTRE SIMPLE NOUVEAU CALIBRE' 30 AUGUST 1809
• Movement: gilded, ruby cylinder escapement, three lateral bridges, plain flat three-arm brass balance, steel spring, index regulator with bi-metallic compensation curb, parachute suspension, standing barrel, signed and numbered Breguet no. 674
• Dial: white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, outer minute ring, blued steel moon hands, signed Breguet beneath 6 o'clock, further signed and numbered with secret signature beneath 12 o'clock Breguet, no. 674
• Case: gold engine-turned collared case by Amy Gros with reeded band, gilt metal cuvette, gold pendant and bow, the case back signed and numbered B. 674 and 226, indistinct Paris control marks
Accompanied by a Breguet certificate dated 23 January 2020. The Breguet certificate notes that this watch was recorded as lost or misplaced on 30 August 1809.
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Auktionen Dr. H. Crott, no. 71, Frankfurt, 19 November 2005, lot 319
Antiquorum Geneva, 14 May 2006, lot 810
On his return from exile in 1796, Breguet introduced a new type of movement for simple watches which were usually of a smaller size and without striking and rarely seen with subsidiary seconds.