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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 8909
    Movement No: 0'030'435
    Case No: 5110 AF
    Model Name: Reine de Naples
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl
    Calibre: Automatic, 537, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Breguet fabric leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Breguet folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Reine de Naples collection was created much inspired by an early bracelet watch Abraham-Louis Breguet produced on Royal commission by the order of Maria Caroline of Austria, the Queen of Naples. This elegant yet contemporary egg-shaped wristwatch is fitted with a blue mother-of-pearl dial set with power reserve indicator and moon phases. Further enhancing the dial, the time display is pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The case is lavishly set with baguette-cut diamonds to the bezel and band, weighing approximately 6.74 carats in total. The crown is also set with a brilliant-cut diamond. The diamond-set deployant clasp is very elegantly crafted with a stylized B for Breguet, showcasing Breguet’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. This feminine wristwatch is certainly an eye-catching timepiece when worn in a formal occasion.

  • 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. 8909
A lady's fine and rare white gold and diamond-set oval wristwatch with moon phases, power reserve and blue mother-of-pearl dial

Circa 2005
39 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$350,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$375,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016