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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 3237
    Movement No: 1140
    Case No: 3538E
    Model Name: "Tuxedo"
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 533, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Breguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet fitted box, blank Certificat d'Origine et de guarantee, user manual and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Breguet is typically known for its classic signature elements such as its coin edge cases with thin elongated lugs and of course its superbly elegant hand guilloché dials. However, sometimes, Breguet adds a twist to its dials and the present chronograph reference 3237 is a perfect example.

    The outer track is printed in silver over an onyx section. A small detail that makes all the difference and fully impacts the overall attractivity and looks of the watch. Adding panache to elegance and flamboyance to classism.

    Nicknamed “Tuxedo” due to the color combination, the present chronograph is not just a pretty face but houses one of the most respected manual wind chronograph movements: the Lemania Cal. 2310 – a movement that was used by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin or Roger Dubuis to name a few.

    In absolutely superlative condition, the present reference Breguet 3237 chronograph is one of an extremely small number to have come to the market with an onyx dial.

  • 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. 3237
A superb and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with onyx hour and minute track, certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 1995
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF88,900

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024