Breguet. A fine and rare 22ct gold open face pocket watch with “à toc” quarter repeating Watch No. 1165, Sold to Monsieur Talbot, Secretary to the English Ambassador on 20 Germinal an 11 (20 March 1794) for 1320 French Francs.

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Lot 51
Breguet. A fine and rare 22ct gold open face pocket watch with “à toc” quarter repeating
Watch No. 1165, Sold to Monsieur Talbot, Secretary to the English Ambassador on 20 Germinal an 11 (20 March 1794) for 1320 French Francs.

Sold for £ 13,200 (US$ 18,195) inc. premium
Breguet. A fine and rare 22ct gold open face pocket watch with “à toc” quarter repeating
Watch No. 1165, Sold to Monsieur Talbot, Secretary to the English Ambassador on 20 Germinal an 11 (20 March 1794) for 1320 French Francs.
Gilt brass, 20’’’ bar calibre in the style of Lépine, with free standing barrel, overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, three arm plain brass balance with parachute on the top pivot, blued steel spiral balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator, repeating, with two large polished steel hammers directly on the case, operated by depressing the pendant, white enamel dial signed ‘Vincent’ on the reverse, blued steel Breguet hands and Arabic numerals, the dial securing screw between centre and six o-clock, secret signature: No.1165 Breguet, under the 12 and signed: Breguet, under the 6, the 22ct gold case, three-body collier form by Amy Gros, No. 220, with reeded band, the back engine turned, à grains d’orge, gilt metal cuvette signed Breguet N.1165 Diam.51mm.

Footnotes

  • Certificate No. 4027, issued on 25 January 1994, which is a copy of the original certificate No. 3743.
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