Masterworks of Time: Abraham Louis Breguet, Horologist Extraordinaire 「時間傑作——阿伯拉罕・路易・寶璣:鐘錶鬼才」

Masterworks of Time: Abraham Louis Breguet, Horologist Extraordinaire 「時間傑作——阿伯拉罕・路易・寶璣:鐘錶鬼才」

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 60. BREGUET   [寶璣]  | A SILVER-GILT POCKET THERMOMETER WITH RÉAUMUR AND FAHRENHEIT SCALES  NO. 101 PRESENTED AS A GIFT TO MONSIEUR CLÉMENT 18 DECEMBER 1821   [鎏金銀袖珍溫度計備列氏及華氏溫標,編號101,1821年12月18日贈出].

BREGUET [寶璣] | A SILVER-GILT POCKET THERMOMETER WITH RÉAUMUR AND FAHRENHEIT SCALES NO. 101 PRESENTED AS A GIFT TO MONSIEUR CLÉMENT 18 DECEMBER 1821 [鎏金銀袖珍溫度計備列氏及華氏溫標,編號101,1821年12月18日贈出]

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BREGUET

[寶璣]


A SILVER-GILT POCKET THERMOMETER WITH RÉAUMUR AND FAHRENHEIT SCALES

NO. 101 PRESENTED AS A GIFT TO MONSIEUR CLÉMENT 18 DECEMBER 1821

[鎏金銀袖珍溫度計備列氏及華氏溫標,編號101,1821年12月18日贈出]


Mechanism: large curved hoop-shaped bi-metallic strip connected to rack and pinion set-up, signed Breguet

Dial: white enamel, outer scale for Fahrenheit, inner scale for Réaumur, the left side marked with degrees of extreme cold recorded in Paris with corresponding years, the right side with degrees of heat marked, slim blued steel indicator hand

Case: silver-gilt case, engine-turned back, milled band, case back stamped T 15, A.P. 3867, Paris control mark introduced in 1819 and indistinct case maker's mark 


diameter 58mm


Accompanied by a Breguet certificate dated 24 February 2020. 


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Monsieur Clément

Seth Atwood, Rockford Illinois

Sotheby's New York,

Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, December 11th, 1986, lot 140

Allen Kufzweil, Man of Many Faces: A Wily Wizard and his Time Machines, Smithsonian, 1985, p. 96

Named after Réne Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) who first suggested his temperature scale in 1730, the Réaumur scale was particularly popular in France, Germany and Russia. Like the Celsius scale, the freezing point of water was recorded as 0 degrees, however, the Réaumur scale's boiling point was 80 Ré.