Breguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: 1925
    Case No: 11'149
    Material: Silver and enamel
    Calibre: Manual
    Dimensions: 70mm Height
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Attestation stating the present watch was one of a series of six pieces manufactured in 1925 for His Majesty the King of Egypt Fuad I for a price of 3688 Francs and presentation box and two keys.
    Provenance: Delivered to His Majesty the King of Egypt Fuad I

  • Provenance

    Delivered to His Majesty the King of Egypt Fuad I

  • Catalogue Essay

    This historically interesting silver and enamel desk clock features the crown engraving of His Highness King Fuad I of Egypt at the base. Research with Breguet confirms the production of pendulette no. 11149 and its sale with the crown engraving on the 10th of December 1925 to King Fuad of Egypt (1868-1936). The present timepiece is one among six pieces sold to him in 1925. At the time, the cost was 3688 French Francs. Even the Breguet fitted presentation box bears the royal symbol, attesting the importance of His Highness.

    Both His Highness King Fuad I, and his son King Fuad II were well-known for their passion for horology. His son most notably received one of the most complicated Vacheron Constantin openface watches ever made, a "Grande and Petite sonnerie" moon phase astronomical clock-watch with perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph with 30 minute instantaneous recorder and alarm, with power reserve indicators for both the going and the striking trains. Today, it resides in the museum of Vacheron Constantin.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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A historically interesting and well-preserved silver and enamel desk clock, delivered to King Fuad I of Egypt

70mm Height
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF50,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019