BREGUET [ 寶璣] | A RARE AND SLIM GOLD AND SILVER HUNTING CASED RUBY CYLINDER WATCH WITH SUBSIDIARY HOUR AND MINUTE DIALS NO. 4582 T4130, 'MONTRE SIMPLE TRÈS PLATE' SOLD TO MONSIEUR PASCHKOFF ON 23 MAY 1829 FOR 2,200 FRANCS [ 罕有黃金及銀製懷錶備紅寶石工字輪擒縱機芯、小時及分鐘小錶盤，編號4582 T4130，1829年5月23日以2,200法郎售出]
A RARE AND SLIM GOLD AND SILVER HUNTING CASED RUBY CYLINDER WATCH WITH SUBSIDIARY HOUR AND MINUTE DIALS
NO. 4582 T4130, 'MONTRE SIMPLE TRÈS PLATE' SOLD TO MONSIEUR PASCHKOFF ON 23 MAY 1829 FOR 2,200 FRANCS
[ 罕有黃金及銀製懷錶備紅寶石工字輪擒縱機芯、小時及分鐘小錶盤，編號4582 T4130，1829年5月23日以2,200法郎售出]
• Movement: 15''' gilded, ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance, parachute suspension
• Dial: white enamel, two subsidiary dials for hours and minutes, gold moon hands, the minute hand with off-set setting square to its base, sector at bottom for regulation indication, the regulator hand with setting square to its base, signed Breguet
• Case: gold by Tavernier, engine turned covers, small cartouche to the centre of the front with goat head crest, silver engine-turned band, bayonet-fit case turning to reveal winding aperture with female square, gold pendant and bow, gold milled hinged and glazed dial bezel, inside back and front covers numbered B 4582 with Paris control marks for 1819-1838 and MA B beneath a triangle within lozenge-shaped cartouche, case back further numbered T4130
• Key: with a short gold chain and double-ended ratchet key for winding and setting
Accompanied by a Breguet certificate dated 27 January 2020.
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Movement: just running at time of cataloguing but tarnished and a little dirty, would most likely benefit from a service.
Dial: with some light scratches, some minor small chipping around the aperture for the minute hand
Case:with light scuffs and scratches, some nicks around the band and to the edges of the bezel, engine-turning remains clear throughout. One screw missing from inner bezel.
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Monsieur Paschkoff appears to have owned a number of Breguets, including no.4822, a 'Montre Médaillon Simple' which, like the present watch, was of small size. Interestingly no.4822 was later bought back by Breguet and re-sold to Reverend Hawkins in 1869, presumably the same Rev. Hawkins who Purchased no.3746 (see lot 61 in this catalogue) which had originally been sold to Professor Schumacher. In 1843, Paschkoff also purchased Breguet no.150, a silver hump-back eight-day going grande and petite sonnerie clock with alarm and double calendar (the latter sold at Antiquorum Geneva, 18 October 1997, lot 48).