Breguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: 5287
    Movement No: 0003261
    Case No: 280 BD
    Model Name: Classique Chronographe 5287
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 533.3, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Certificate of Origin and Warranty stamped Hannibal dated September 11, 2018, instruction manual, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Breguet, a brand of elegance, tradition and craftsmanship might be best known for its historically-inspired tourbillons. Reference 5287BB however, is the brand's take on the classic dress chronograph, reference 5247, which preceded it, had the same movement but had a completely different casing and dial construction. Breguet's caliber 533.3, which is based on the Lemania CH 27 from the 1940s, is housed inside the 5287, with a running seconds subdial on the left and a 30-minute totalizer subdial on the right. The movement is a two-register column-wheel chronograph and its finishing is short of excellent as you would expect from a historical manufacture as Breguet.

    With its signature fluting on the caseband, the dial is really where Breguet has decided to stand out from other chronographs - The dial is 18k gold, silvered, and completed with a variety of guilloche patterns, including engine-turned hobnail on the main section, circular barleycorn on the seconds register, and snailing on the minutes totalizer. The brushed metallic surface on the registers makes the 5287 surprisingly easy to read for such an elaborate chronograph.

    The 5287 comes in four configurations, with cases in both rose gold and white gold and dials in either silvered 18k gold or black. The white case and white gold dial render this timepiece extremely contemporary and equally elegant, presented to you in excellent condition this timepiece is a must have for classic collectors seeking out for quality and elegance in their collection.

  • 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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Ref. 5287
A fine and elegant white gold chronograph wristwatch with double seconds and 30-minute totalizer, warranty and presentation box

42.5 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF20,160

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022